Author & Illustrator

Ben Mantle

Biography

Ben was born in Leamington Spa in 1980, and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition. From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003.. He then gained valuable experience working on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” before moving to Brighton to work as ‘Head of Animation’ in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design.

He was also part of the Animation team creating the BAFTA winning ‘Big and Small’ CBeebies website. Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children’s Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He illustrated ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ which won the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book prize 2013.

Most Popular Ben Mantle Books

Land Shark book
5.5
family · sharks · dogs · pets · anger · being different
Land Shark
The Best Birthday Present Ever book
5.5
sharing · birthdays · parties · coping with failure · imagination · gratitude
The Best Birthday Present Ever

All Ben Mantle Books

Collaborators

Penny Parker Klostermann
Beth Ferry

Personal Info

Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated
2Illustrated

Most Recent Book

Highest Rated Book

Land Shark book
5.5
family · sharks · dogs · pets · anger · being different
Land Shark

Official Website

https://www.benmantle.co.uk/