About Tony De Saulles
Let’s skip the school bit and start with art college. It was great fun. Four happy years of designing and doodling - I recommend it.
After college I had lots of different creative jobs before the illustrating took off. I started work in an advertising agency but that wasn’t for me so I moved from London to a job in the Cotswolds where I spent four happy years in graphics and book design. Sadly, the studio went bust so I took the plunge and became self-employed. Alongside the freelance design work I also spent a few years as a part-time art college lecturer. Twenty years later I’m still self-employed and working as an illustrator. I sometimes get to do a bit of writing too.
Our children, Joe and Alice, have left home now leaving me and Janet in our country cottage with a porky Jack Russell and some chickens. When I’m not working I love playing squash, walking in the hills, cooking, cycling and exploring the country in our VW camper van.
For the past sixteen years I’ve been kept busy illustrating the award-winning Horrible Science series. We’ve sold millions of books all around the world - exciting stuff!
I love drawing with children (and adults) and hold Cartoon Illustration Workshops at schools, libraries and book festivals around the country. I’ve even done some in China. If you enjoy drawing cartoons look out for my How to Draw Horrible Science published by Scholastic and 99 Dead Snowmen, my first humour title for adults published by Headline.
Life is strange. When I was at school I got into trouble for filling my books with doodles... these days I get paid for it!