Biography

Sarah Horne learnt to draw whilst trying to explain her reasoning for an elaborate haircut at the age of nine.

An illustrator for over fifteen years, she started her Illustration career working freelance for newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent On Sunday and Print Week. She also worked on occasional commissions for advertising clients such as Nike, T-Mobile and IKEA.

Her first picture book Rhino, What Rhino? with Caryl Hart(Hodder) published in 2010, and was closely followed by a young fiction two-book series Paws, Claws And Frilly Drawers and Tantrums And Tiaras (Stripes), which she wrote and illustrated.

Sarah has since illustrated many funny young fiction titles, including the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F Harrold (Bloomsbury), Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) and Ask Oscar by Alan MacDonald (Egmont).

She is currently illustrating Sam Copeland’s debut series CHARLIE CHANGES INTO A CHICKEN (Puffin) (with Book 1 hitting shops on Feb 7th, 2019)

She loves to include funny detail and extra visual narratives in her work. She works traditionally with a dip pen and Indian ink, and finishes the work by the power of photoshop (and tea!)

When not at her desk, Sarah loves running, painting, photography, cooking, film, and a good stomp up a hill.

Sarah can currently be found giggling under some paper, in her London studio.

Twitter: @sarahhorne9