T.S Spookytooth

T.S Spookytooth has been illustrating for many years. Throughout these years of brandishing a paintbrush, he has explored the diverse fields of children’s picture books; magazine and newspaper illustrations; and advertising, packaging, and illustrating for websites.

When not working on illustration commissions, he likes to find time to work on many of his own personal projects. He keeps these projects locked in a suitcase but sometimes he forgets where he left the key. An ideal day for Mr. Spookytooth is to ponder and then to draw these ponderings. Some food is fitted in along the way followed by more ponderings and the occasional readjustment of his bow tie, but ponderings are the main order of the day.

He also lives in a house with Mrs. Spookytooth and thankfully she is fond of a ponder as well . . . and is good at finding lost keys.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel is the one that I remember most.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.” The BFG. Roald Dahl.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Lane Smith, Quentin Blake, Shaun Tan

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

It was the natural thing really, I loved and love drawing and the format of a picture book to tell a story fascinates and challenges me no end. It is a true art.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Draw, then draw some more.