* INTERNATIONAL BOLOGNA RAGAZZI AWARD WINNER 1996 * SMARTIES BOOK PRIZE CATEGORY WINNER 1996 * KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL SHORTLIST TITLE 1996 'Missing: a speedy little clown with carroty fingers, blue and white trainers, a green peaked cap and saucer shaped eyes. Have you seen him anywhere?'
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.