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Adam Larkum - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

I studied Illustration and Animation at Edinburgh College of Art, where I gained a B.A. Honours and then later an M.A. in Animation.

I have been illustrating for the past 15 years, working in publishing, editorial, advertising, as well as designing characters for television and producing biscuit packaging.

I started my career producing illustrations for The Scotsman newspaper, but then swiftly moved into animation where I worked as an art director on a number of television commercials. I then moved over in to illustration and to date have fully Illustrated over 40 books.

I love to draw with a dip pen and a bottle of ink, and often I have to use a hair dryer to speed dry the ink so that I can scan the drawings quickly and get on with the colouring which I do on my computer.

Featured books by Adam Larkum

Other books by Adam Larkum

The Plesiosaur's Neck

The Plesiosaur's Neck

Author: Jonathan Emmett, Dr Adam S. Smith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

There's one thing about her that's hard to ignore, THAT RIDICULOUS NECK! What on Earth was it for? Poppy the plesiosaur had a preposterously long neck - but what was it for? Did she use it to pluck off pesky parasites, to zap predators with electricity or to ambush unlucky fish? From the brilliant minds of world-renowned plesiosaur expert Dr Adam S. Smith, award-winning author Jonathan Emmett and illustrator Adam Larkum.

One Hundred Steps: The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore

One Hundred Steps: The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Author: Captain Tom Moore Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A message of resilience and optimism, when we have needed it most. This is the book of hope for Christmas. A book about adventure, family, hope and what we can achieve when we work together. If ever there was a keepsake to remind us of the kindness and courage of these unprecedented times, this is it. From his beginnings in Yorkshire in 1920 through to his incredible fund-raising campaign for the NHS (with some wild adventures along the way!), this is the story of Captain Sir Tom's amazing life, beautifully illustrated by Adam Larkum. Published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation.

Usborne Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland

Usborne Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland

Author: Struan Reid Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Turn the pages of this fascinating atlas to take a tour of Britain and Ireland - from the craggy far north of Scotland, to the west coast of Ireland and green fields in the south east of England. Full of famous landmarks, native wildlife, culture and history, plus website links for video tours and more information.

The Maya

The Maya

Author: Jerome Martin Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Who were the Maya? Where did they live? Why did they build tall stone temples? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots of other fascinating facts about the Maya in this engaging information book. With simple text, detailed illustrations and stunning photographs, plus internet links to specially selected websites.

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

Author: Henry Brook, Ruth Brocklehurst Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Friends, Romans, citizens of the world - do you want to take a fast-paced trip through time? All of human history is here, from hunter-gatherers in the Ice Age to technological innovators in modern times. With bitesize narrative accounts, lively illustrations, timelines, maps and links to specially selected websites to bring history alive.

What's Happening to Me? (Boy)

What's Happening to Me? (Boy)

Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

A sensitive, detailed and informative guide to male puberty, this book will prove invaluable for both young boys and their parents alike, tackling key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to the emotional upheaval this can cause.

Vikings

Vikings

Author: Stephanie Turnbull Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Children can find out what it was like to be a Viking, and learn about Viking homes, feasts, boats, gods and much more in this fascinating book. Colourful illustrations on every page show Viking life in a village and on a raid, alongside full-colour photographs of historical artefacts such as helmets, coins and tools. Perfect for readers who prefer fact to fiction, and those studying the Vikings at school. Internet links take readers to specially selected websites to find out more.

Romans

Romans

Author: Katie Daynes, Katie Daynes Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

A fascinating first reference book that answers questions such as who were the ancient Romans? , where did they go to eat, shop and wash? and what did they do for fun? Each page is illustrated with scenes from Roman life, plus photographs of Roman artefacts such as mosaics, statues, carvings and coins. Perfect for readers who prefer fact to fiction and those studying the Romans at school, with internet links to specially selected websites with video clips and more information.

Human Body Sticker Book

Human Body Sticker Book

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum, Ian McNee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2015

A fascinating introduction to the human body that answers key biology questions such as 'What is blood for?', 'What do muscles look like?' and 'How many bones does a body have?'. Each page covers a different topic such as the skeleton, muscles, circulation, the digestive system, cells and more, with anatomical-style illustrations and colour photographs. With over 130 stickers of organs, bones, x-rays, scans and cells to help children learn about the human body and how it works.

What's Chemistry all about?

What's Chemistry all about?

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure and radiation, and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. With simple experiments to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

Famous Paintings

Famous Paintings

Author: Sarah (EDFR) Courtauld Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Cards Release Date: 24/09/2010

Thirty illustrated cards full of interesting facts about some of the world's most beloved paintings. Each card has an image of a famous painting on one side and fascinating facts on the reverse, including the story behind the painting, when, where and by whom it was painted and interesting details. Includes paintings by da Vinci, Vermeer, Kandinsky, Pollock, Rousseau, Monet, van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali and Matisse.

Night Animals

Night Animals

Author: Susan Meredith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2007

Which animals come out at night? How do they find food in the dark? Where do they go during the day? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the secret world of night animals. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert. Suggested websites add to the adventure.

Your Body

Your Body

Author: Stephanie Turnbull Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2007

A colourful first information book with easy to read text for beginner readers all about the body. Illustrated with fabulous photographs and illustrations, and with links to carefully selected websites with video clips and activities to find out more.

Whats Happening to Me? (Boy)

Whats Happening to Me? (Boy)

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2006

With bright, cartoon-style illustrations and clear diagrams this sensitive, detailed and informative guide explains male puberty in a reassuring and friendly way. It tackles everything from physical and hormonal changes to emotional upheaval. Ideal for libraries and schools, the contents and index pages make key topics easy to find.

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http://adamlarkum.com/

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