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Tony Ross ; 2014-2015

Tony Ross

Tony Ross

Andersen Press




Children, Graphic novels / Illustration




Tony Ross was born in London in 1938.

He trained at the Liverpool School of Art and has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, as the Art Director of an advertising agency, and as Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic.

He has illustrated books for many authors, including Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, but he also writes and illustrates his own books. His first title was Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1976), since when he has produced a whole series of reworked and updated fairy tales. His series of books about extra-terrestrial teacher Dr Xargle, written with Jeanne Willis, have become extremely popular, as has his much-loved Towser series.

Some of his books have been animated on television and there are several videos featuring his work.

Tony Ross lives in Cheshire.

Horrid Henry's House of Horror at the National Media Museum

nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/horridhenry Join us for a frightful February half term (Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February) and step into Horrid Henry's books with Horrid Henry's House of Horror. Museum entry and all activities are FREE.

How to Draw Horrid Henry with Tony Ross

Have a go at home!