Mick Inkpen Biography Mick Inkpen is one of the world's best-selling children's illustrators and authors. His most popular books Kipper and Wibbly Pig have reached millions of young readers worldwide. His stories have been translated into over 20 different languages and have sold over 4 million copies. He has won the British Book Award twice and been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. He also won a BAFTA for Kipper as the best animated children's film in 1998.
Born in Romford in 1952, Mick began his career as a graphic designer where he worked with children's author Nick Butterworth. They developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express magazine, later to become a first series of children's picture books and they also worked in children's television.
Mick Inkpen Facts Mick first ventured into children's books when he became a father and he now collaborates on picture books with his daughter, Chloe.