Mark Chambers and Dan Crisp -Rooting for Pandemonium
We’re delighted that a collaboration between two of our successful artists is shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize. Pandemonium, written by Dan Crisp and illustrated by Mark Chambers, tells of the naughty antics zoo animals get up to while the zookeeper sleeps. A review at ‘There’s a Book’ called it ‘quite truly the funniest picture book ever’ and that the end left the reader ‘completely surprised and hysterically so.’ You can vote for Pandemonium here.
Dan’s career as an illustrator spans a number of genres – he has illustrated for advertising, editorial, packaging and textiles – as well produced several ranges of best selling greeting cards. He has also written a number of other children’s books.
We have represented Mark since the beginning of his career as an illustrator, working with him to develop his university portfolio. We first showed his work at the Bologna Book Fair in 2004, and since then we’ve secured major book deals with publishers such as Templar, Little Tiger Press and Random House – as well as a commission for ZSL London Zoo to illustrate their ‘Animal Adventure’ concept for the new children’s zoo – which led to further book deals for Bloomsbury. He describes us as ‘not so much agents’ as ‘friends who get me work’ and credits our dedication and as key to his success.
We couldn’t be prouder and wish Pandemonium all the luck in the world.