Richard Watson

Richard Watson spent many of his younger years drawing medieval knights, dragons, and entire comic books inspired by his love of reading. He studied illustration at Lincoln University and lives in the north of England.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The BFG by Roald Dahl

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” from The Minpins by Roald Dahl

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake and Lane Smith.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I have always loved reading and drawing from when I was very young, I was particularly inspired by the characters and stories created by Roald Dahl.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep at it, try and remain positive and creative, and keep a sketchbook.