David Lucas

About David Lucas

I first worked as an illustrator aged 17, as a studio junior in a design company in Clerkenwell. I went on to study illustration at St Martins School of Art, and then the Royal College of Art.

Shortly after graduating, I illustrated a picture book by Ted Hughes, and started writing picture book stories of my own. My books have been translated into 12 languages and in 2008 I was nominated as one of the UK’s Best New Illustrators by the Booktrust.

I regularly teach writing and drawing workshops in schools and museums and at literary festivals across the UK. I have been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, and at other art colleges in the UK, and have exhibited my work in group shows in the UK and Japan.

My latest picture book is called I Was Made For You (Andersen Press) and recently I’ve been working on writing longer fiction.

I live with my wife and 4 year old daughter in an old school house in east London, .

  • I Was Made For You
  • This Is My Rock
  • A Letter for Bear
  • Grendel
  • The Skeleton Pirate
  • The Lying Carpet
  • The Robot and the Bluebird
  • Whale
  • Halibut Jackson