Tom Percival grew up in a remote and beautiful part of South Shropshire. On reflection this seemed rather more remote than beautiful, owing to the fact that he lived in a small caravan without electricity, mains water or any sensible form of heating. He thinks that he's probably one of the few people in his peer group to have learned to read by gas lamp. "
"An established picture-book author and illustrator, his books for younger readers include A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack's Amazing Shadow. Tom has made his first foray into the world of writing chapter books with the Little Legends series for Macmillan Children's Books, beginning with The Spell Thief.
RT @RECKLESS_IMBER: Friday. https://t.co/RAO5CyYd71
by @TomPercivalsays - 2 hours ago
RT @HendinArts: Aw look how quickly they made up. We have much to learn from Getty Images. https://t.co/zSBskkDEtL
by @TomPercivalsays - 5 hours ago
@vivschwarz I guess it's a case of analysing the market value of the work, and ensuring that no-one is going to pro… https://t.co/rhO6fH6Sba
by @TomPercivalsays - yesterday
@vivschwarz In the instances that I'm referring to, it was a case of creating the characters and the art and then signing it all away!
@vivschwarz Hmm, maybe? I don't know the ins and outs... But I know I'd be wary of signing away those rights (unles… https://t.co/LlnF0G8vl4
AllAboutTomPercival - 3 days ago
Oooh! The first sighting in the wild of Perfectly Norman!
AllAboutTomPercival - 15 days ago
So, Today is PUBLICATION DAY for the final Little Legends book, The Story Tree.
It's been great fun working on this series—creating new interpretations of the characters, the world that they live in, Tale Town, the whole plot arc and of course Betsy, who hopped onto the first page as a throw away joke about a talking hen who could only say one word and then decided that she was staying put and hung around for the whole series!
So to celebrate I thought that incase any of you were wondering how many pictures there are in the whole series, I'd show you! Happy viewing!
AllAboutTomPercival - one month ago
I decided that I wanted to get some work drawing covers for middle grade fiction books, but I don't have any examples of that sort of thing in my portfolio. So I decided to make some covers for imaginary books. The trouble is that having made these covers I now want to write ALL of these books...
AllAboutTomPercival - 5 months ago
Those Book Boys have given Little Legends The Spell Thief the once over in this great video review. What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?
AllAboutTomPercival - 7 months ago
This month I will have drawn all the roughs and all the final art for Little Legends book 5 (The Secret Mountain) as well as doing a good few pieces of cover art and a few other bits too. I'm feeling pretty much ready for Christmas now... Anyway, you can watch me draw a picture of a VICIOUS fight between Wolfie and Ella in slightly less time than it actually took me.
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