Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator on projects including Tim Burton's 'Corpse Bride' and a BAFTA winning CBeebies website. Ben is the creator of The Best Birthday Present Ever! (winner of the 2016 Dundee Picture Book Award), The Best Christmas Present Ever! and the Dinostars series.
Penny Parker Klostermann
Print and colour in these fun Dinostars activity sheets.
RT @BrightEmporium: We also had a fantastic #storytime for #Christmas with @BenMMantle - thanks Ben! See out photo gallery here https://t.c…
by @BenMMantle - 5 days ago
Been doing a bit of clay modelling this weekend! Hoping to add a bit of colour and glaze them.… https://t.co/NY9OVZM8VW
by @BenMMantle - 9 days ago
@julia_patton @kwebberwrites @markAchambers it certainly does! The lanes get lots of Xmas lights. It's very festive indeed.
by @BenMMantle - 13 days ago
I'll be doing a very festive book reading and craft event this weekend at the @BrightEmporium in london. Come along! https://t.co/9CLmMZ1bQN
by @BenMMantle - 14 days ago
RT @BrightEmporium: Read about our next #storytime author for Nov 27th - @BenMMantle here! https://t.co/1HqEYlfMtb @MacKidsBooks @Arabell…
by @BenMMantle - 18 days ago
163019703868052 - 4 months ago
Last week, I had a lovely meeting with the even lovelier Walker Picture Book team. Trying hard not to eat ALL the croissants.
163019703868052 - 5 months ago
Sorry if you missed out on my Twitter print giveaway, but I'm now offering an original picture, free with every purchase from my store in June!
Little hare sketch.
Also, if you're on Twitter, I'm doing a GIVEAWAY at the the moment to win a free print from my store. So go check it out!
163019703868052 - 6 months ago
I've relaunched my shop! 5 prints available. To celebrate there is a 10% discount for the month of June! Just enter the code SUMMER10 at the check out...
I decided I liked the roughness of the colour layer so I have just redrawn the line work and added in some detail. So here is the finished picture -
'The Wind in the Willows'
'Table Manners' short film - one year ago
Marks and Spencer 'Telling Tales' logo design - 3 years ago
M&S Schoolwear - Telling Tales competition! - 3 years ago
Personal work - Viking Woolly Mammoth racing. - 3 years ago
Personal work - Animal marching band. - 3 years ago
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