Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon is an award-winning illustrator and writer whose works include I am Henry Finch and Beegu.

Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, in 2001. His picture books include I Am Henry Finch and the award-winning A Place to Call Home. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and is a two time recipient of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award, including for Beegu. In 2014 his graphic short story The River won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize. 

Alexis lives in London.

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An introduction to the author and illustrator ALEXIS DEACON

An introduction to Alexis Deacon

CROC AND BIRD read by ALEXIS DEACON

Croc and Bird Read by Alexis Deacon

The writing process behind CROC AND BIRD through the eyes of the author ALEXIS DEACON

The writing process behind Croc and Bird

Alexis Deacon - Illustration

Illustrating a character from Croc and Bird