David Roberts

David Roberts

David is one of the UK's foremost and respected illustrators having worked on numerous best selling titles for the very best of authors including Philip Ardagh, Andrea Beaty, Peter Bentley, Julian Clary, Julia Donaldson, Carol Anne Duffy, Sally Gardner, Chris Priestly and Michelle Robinson to name a few. David created the Dirty Bertie character and continues to expand the series working with Alan Macdonald and Stripes Publishing.

Many more new books are either in the pipeline or just released including His Royal Tinyness written by Sally Lloyd Jones - published by Walker Books, Chinese Emperor's New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine - published by Abrams, and soon to be published Don't Blink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - published by Random House picture books.

David has been shortlisted for many prestigious awards, including The Little Rebels Award for Ada Twist, Nestle Smarties Gold for Mouse Noses On Toast, Mother Goose and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Ada Twist went straight in to No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list and both Rosie Revere and Ada Twist have both been in the top ten New York Times Children's picture book bestsellers list for 119 and 43 weeks respectively.

David Roberts was born in Liverpool - he loved drawing from an early age and couldn't wait to escape high school to go to art college. Whilst at art college he developed a keen interest in fashion and went on to study fashion design. On leaving college David travelled to Hong Kong and worked as a fashion illustrator for various fashion magazines, before returning to England to work for renowned milliner Stephen Jones. Having secured representation by Artist Partners, David embarked on an illustrious children's book career, and many years later is regarded as one of the foremost illustrators in the world.

Represented by Artist Partners Limited
Agent : Christine Isteed Christine@artistpartners.com

Follow David on instagram: @dr.illustration

Photo by Steve Ullathorne

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