David Lucas

About David Lucas

I first worked as an illustrator aged 17, when I had a job 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.

I illustrated a picture book by Ted Hughes shortly after graduating 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 story 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 This Is My Rock (Flying Eye Books) and recently I’ve been working on writing longer fiction.

I live with my wife and baby daughter in Leytonstone, in London, in an old school house, and work in a studio in Dalston.

  • This Is My Rock
  • A Letter for Bear
  • Grendel
  • The Skeleton Pirate
  • Cake Girl
  • Peanut
  • The Lying Carpet
  • The Robot and the Bluebird
  • Whale
  • Halibut Jackson