Chris Riddell


Chris Riddell is one of the leading illustrators, political cartoonists and children’s book authors of his generation. A former Children’s Laureate UK (2015-2017) he is a champion of reading, literacy, books, libraries and a music and poetry enthusiast.

Chris Riddell’s many bestselling books include the Goth Girl and Ottoline series; Art Matters and Sleeper and the Spindle (written by Neil Gaiman); My Little Book of Big Freedoms (the Human Rights Act in pictures); New York Times best-selling fantasy The Edge Chronicles with Paul Stewart; and several anthologies of poetry. He is the political cartoonist for the Observer, an ambassador for Amnesty International and Booktrust, and a former President of the Schools Library Association. His work has featured in many different contexts including the Alice: Curioser & Curioser Exhibition at the V&A Museum (2021), the RHS Wonderland garden trails (2021), and Phoebe Bridgers’ live American tour (2021).