Tom McLaughlin

I write pictures and doodle words for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, The Guardian, Disney and Nickelodeon. After leaving art college in ’97, I spent nearly 10 years as a political cartoonist for The Western Morning News before going freelance.

I’ve been published both as a writer and an illustrator for a number of publishers, had my books translated across Europe and South America. My picture book about my experiences growing up with dyslexia was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal. Apart from publishing, I’ve also spent time script writer and a character designer for several animation channels.

I live in Devon, spend most of my days drinking tea and dreaming up new stories.

Teaching sequences and further resources

 

 

Resources

Videos

Tom McLaughlin - Reading Aloud

The Story Machine read by Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin - Introduction

Tom McLaughlin - Introduction

Tom McLaughlin - Illustration

Tom McLaughlin - Illustration

Tom McLaughlin - Writing Process

Tom McLaughlin - Writing Process