Δευτέρα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2010
KORKY PAUL WWW.WINNIE-THE-WITCH.COM
Biography 200 words
KORKY PAUL BIOGRAPHY:
Korky Paul was born in 1951 in Zimbabwe in to a family of seven children.
He enjoyed a wild and privileged childhood in the African bush veldt - and
read a lot of American comic books.
He studied Fine Art at Durban Art School, South Africa and started work
as a 'drawer' in an advertising agency in Cape Town, London and Los Angeles.
He fled to Europe and washed up on the shores of Greece where he met a
mad Scot, James Watt, working for a Greek publisher who commissioned him
to illustrate a series of books teaching English.
He then went to study Film Animation under Jules Engel at CalArts,
California. He returned to Europe to work in advertising and as freelance
He met Ron Heapy at Oxford University Press who commissioned 'Winnie the
Witch' and won the Children's Book Award.
Korky has illustrated many other successful books for Oxford, Penguin and
Random House including several anthologies of poems edited by John Foster
and Michael Rosen.
He has sold more than 3 million books world wide in over 20 languages.
Other awards include European Multi Media Award for the CD-Rom based
on ‘The Fish Who Could Wish’, The Prix Octogenes, The Sheffield Book Award,
The Critici in Erba Prize Bologna,
Crayon de porcelaine at the St Just Salon international de la Humour
and short listed three times for The Kate Greenaway Award.
Known only to himself as the 'World's Greatest Portrait Artist',
Korky regularly holds drawing workshops at libraries, schools and
museums to promote and encourage his passion for drawing.
He is a patron of The Art Room, Pegasus Theatre and Reading Quest.
Korky has two children Zoë, studying Sculpture at
Camberwell Art School, London and Oska at high school.
Korky works and lives in Oxford with his wife, the artist
He now lives in Oxford, with his wife and two children,
but every summer they live it up in Greece.
Visit Winnie on:
HE COLABORATING WITH THE GREEK PUPLISHING HOUSE=((MELANI)).
I MET HIM AT 2008 IN THE 27 th CARTOON FESTIVAL IS ST JUST LE MARTEL FRANCE.
WHERE THEY HAD A DEDICATION TO HIS CREATIONS.