Damon Burnard was born in Lewes, East Sussex in 1963. As a child he liked the Narnia books, Fattypuffs and Thinifers by Andre Maurois, Tom and Jerry cartoons, fairy tales, myths and bible stories. He attended the Bath Academy of Art in Wiltshire from 1982 to 1985, and received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting). He now works as a freelance children’s illustrator, writer, cartoonist and painter.

He has had many books published that he has written himself, but he has also illustrated books for other authors including Julia Jarman, and Philip Ridley. He has produced cartoons for Private Eye, The Guardian, and the New Statesman amongst others.

He now lives in Massachusetts in the States.

For Andersen Press he has produced several books including:

Revenge of the Killer Vegetables (1994)
The Great Blackpool Sneezing Attack (text by Barbara Mitchelhill. 1993)

For other publishers:

Al B and Anchovy (Puffin) 1992
Ernest the Heroic Lion-tamer (A & C Black) 1993
Bearded Butterflies and Birds of Tin (Puffin) 1994
Ivana the Inventor (A & C Black) 1995
Bullysaurus (Hodder) 1996
Catch! (Modern Publishing, USA) 1996
Cheese! (Modern Publishing, USA) 1996


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