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Korky Paul - Illustrator

Korky Paul was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1951 into a family of seven children. His real name is Hamish Vigne Christie Paul. He enjoyed a wild and privileged childhood in the African Bushveldt. At an early age he was reading comic books and scribbling cartoons. He scribbled his way through Durban School of Art and for four years scribbled at an advertising agency in Cape Town.

In 1976, as Korky puts it, he "fled for Europe" and landed up in Greece. Here he met a mad Scot, James Watt, working for a Greek publisher, who commissioned Korky to illustrate a series of educational books teaching Greek children to speak the 'Queen's English'. And so he began his career as a children's book illustrator. He spent some time working in an advertising agency in London and Los Angeles, and then studied film animation under Jules Engel at CAL-ARTS, California. Korky's first children's book was a pop-up called The Crocodile and the Dumper Truck published in 1980, with paper engineering by Ray Marshall.

In 1986 Korky Paul met the editor Ron Heapy at Oxford University Press who commissioned him to illustrate Winnie the Witch. It won the Children's Book Award in 1987 and has been published in over 27 languages including Norwegian, Lithuanian, Japanese, Hebrew, Catalan and Welsh. Over 3,700,000 Winnie the Witch picture books have been sold worldwide.

Korky has since illustrated more very successful books for Oxford University Press, Random House, Penguin and many other publishers. Korky Paul has very quickly become a well-known figure in the children's book world and he is especially popular with the young children who read his books and are carried away into a fantasy world by the illustrations.

Known only to himself as the 'World's Greatest Portrait Artist', Korky regularly holds drawing workshops at libraries, schools and museums to promote and encourage his passion for drawing. Korky Paul is married to the artist Susan Moxley and they have two children, Zoe and Oska. They live in Oxford, but every summer they live it up in Greece.

Illustrator's Website: http://www.korkypaul.com/

Books Illustrated By Korky Paul

Welcome to Wild Town

AF Harrold and 1 more

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£8.09 £8.99

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Best Friend PB & audio

Valerie Thomas

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£7.19 £7.99

Mini Winnie

Laura Owen

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Winnie and Wilbur: Around the World

Valerie Thomas

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£7.19 £7.99

Get That Ball!

Judy Corbalis

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£6.29 £6.99

Winnie and Wilbur: The Bug Safari pb

Valerie Thomas

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£7.19 £7.99

Winnie and Wilbur: The Santa Surprise

Laura Owen

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£5.39 £5.99

Get That Ball!

Judy Corbalis

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Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa

Valerie Thomas

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£7.19 £7.99

Winnie and Wilbur: Disgusting Dinners and Other Stories

Laura Owen

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£8.99 £9.99

Winnie and Wilbur in Winter

Valerie Thomas

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£6.29 £6.99

Professor Puffendorf's Secret Potions

Robin Tzannes

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£7.19 £7.99

No Breathing in Class

Michael Rosen

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£6.29 £6.99

Whizz-bang Winnie

Laura Owen

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Mini Winnie

Laura Owen

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Winnie Shapes Up

Laura Owen

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Nitty Winnie

Laura Owen

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Winnie Takes All!

Laura Owen

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Winnie Goes Wild!

Laura Owen

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Absolutely Winnie!

Laura Owen

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