Once upon a time, I was advised that becoming a children's book illustrator was no way to earn a living because it's low-paid, self-indulgent, and not a credible and stable profession even though it's highly skilled. Well, it turns out much of this is true.

Yet despite this, here I am, Tim Wesson, a children's book illustrator. It's the only job I ever wanted. I feel lucky to work with major publishers and other clients. My work is published worldwide. I've performed in schools and book fairs like The Haye Festival and Edinburgh Book Festival. I feel grateful I can draw all day at home and hang out with my lovely family.

Walker Books, Bloomsbury, Oxford University Press, Harper Collins, Scholastic UK, Scholastic USA, High Five Magazine, Nosy Crow, Random House, France Magazine, Parragon, Hot Key Books, Swatch, Habitat, Peagreen, BBC Worldwide.

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