Meet Picture Book Creator Oliver Jeffers

Art from This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

World famous picture book creator Oliver Jeffers will be travelling to the UK this Autumn to promote his beautiful new release This Moose Belongs to Me. During his brief trip he will visit London, Dublin, Bath and Oxford for events and signings.

Oliver’s picture books for children include the New York Times bestseller Stuck. The official World Book Day illustrator in 2007, How to Catch a Star debuted in 2004 to critical acclaim, and Lost and Found, published in 2005, won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal 2006, the Blue Peter Book Award 2006 and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal the same year. The Incredible Book Eating Boy (2007) won the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.

Jeffers’ style of illustration uses mixed medium and is recognised for its subtle narrative and use of space in composition. As a freelance illustrator he has worked for clients such as Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, The Guardian, Creative Review and The Telegraph.

Catch Oliver at one of the following events:

Tuesday 25th September

4pm – PUBLIC SIGNING – Waterstones Putney

Wednesday 26th September

6.30pm – Talk with David Almond, chaired by Sarah McIntyre at Waterstones Piccadilly

Tickets available for £5

Thursday 27th September

6.30pm – Talk with Niamh Sharkey at Easons, Dublin

Tickets are free, follow link for info

Friday 28th September

3pm – Meet Oliver Jeffers at the Roald Dahl Museum

Tickets are £6.60 for adults and £4.40 for children aged 0 to 18, includes Museum entry

Saturday 29th September

11am – PUBLIC SIGNING – Waterstones Oxford


1.45pm – Bath Children’s Literature Festival

Tickets are £5 and available

• Oliver Jeffers Official web site:


The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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