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Tony Ross

Tony Ross is one of the most popular children's illustrators today and is best known for illustrating the Horrid Henry series.

He is the creator of much-loved pre-school character the Little Princess, which is now a popular TV show currently shown daily on Channel 5.

Since the publication of his first book in 1976, Tony has illustrated well over 1000 books and has worked with numerous authors including Roald Dahl, Francesca Simon and more recently, David Walliams. Tony trained at the Liverpool School of Art and lectured in Art at Manchester Polytechnic. He now lives in Wales.

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Tony Ross
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Why did you want to become an illustrator?

Do you prefer illustrating your own books or other authors?

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Where do you begin your creative process?

When do you start illustrating your texts?

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How do you decide what to illustrate?

Do you ever change the page layout as part of the creative process?

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Drawing Horrid Henry - Part 1

Drawing Horrid Henry - Part 2

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What do you like and dislike to illustrate?

How to draw the Little Princess?

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What inspired you to create the Little princess?

How was the Little Princess adapted for Television?

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How involved do you get with the television production of your books?

How did you end up illustrating Horrid Henry?

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How do you end up working with the same authors?

Do you prefer humour or tragedy?

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How did your distinctive style develop?

Advice for younger illustrators

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Are the roles of author and illustrator separate?

Highs and lows of being an illustrator?

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How long does it take you to illustrate a book?

How to draw animals

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Drawing Miss Battleaxe

Tony Ross Video Conference 1

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Tony Ross Video Conference 2

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Horrid Henry
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