The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

April 13, 2017

April 12, 1962

Christopher Riddell (April 13, 1962), children's author and illustrator, is also a political cartoonist, the latter a post he has held most recently at The Observer (since 1995).

Here are just a few of his titles:

The Da Vinci Cod: and other illustrations to unwritten books, 2006; 
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, 2007; 
 Alienography, 2010; 
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, 2013.
Riddell illustrated Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book,( 2008) which won a Carnegie Medal, in, 2010). This is just one of many awards given to or associated with, the work of Christopher Riddell.

Sometimes his talents produce a work hard to categorize except perhaps Swiftian satire, like this:

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