Mike Mason

Mike mason, author

I only ever wanted to be three things when I grew up - an artist, an athlete...and an astronaut!

From a very young age I developed a passion for both the creative and the technical. My early childhood consisted of carefully deconstructing (ripping up) all my pop-up books to see how they worked, adding extra drawings to 'enhance' my favourite picture books, and pushing the boundries of lego construction!

During my teens I briefly drifted away from my artistic studies to chase my dream of running at the Olympics! I never made it that far, but my creativity continued to bubble away under the surface and I completed my MA in Children's Book Illustration in January 2013.
I'm not sure I have ever really grown up?

I still love to read picture books, to eat lots of chocolate, and to run just for the fun of it! But most of all, I love to create fantastical picture books for all to enjoy.

Oh, and I'm still working on becoming an astronaut!