About Me: MALCOLM BIRD's illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers and he has designed various greeting cards, comic strips, and books. Regular commissions have included three comic strips - "MADGE AND BERYL" for JACKIE, "LUCY'S LOT" for PRIMA, "THE WRIGHTS" for WOMAN'S WEEKLY magazines, and, currently, "IN STITCHES" for SIMPLY KNITTING. He illustrated Lynda Lee-Potter's column in the DAILY MAIL for 25 years.
He wrote and illustrated THE WITCH'S HANDBOOK , THE STICKY CHILD and THE SCHOOL IN MURKY WOOD (the last two now available on the iBookstore). He also illustrated the series of books written by Alan Dart - THE CHRISTMAS HANDBOOK, THE PARTY HANDBOOK and THE MAGIC HANDBOOK.
Co-creator, with Alan Dart, of THE PIGGLES™, a trio of pigs living in Pigglemere, a village (not unlike Grasmere) in Cumbria in the English Lake District. They are Squiggle, his twin sister Wriggle and their baby brother Giggle. Their first appearance was in Woman's Weekly as toys, for which Alan supplied the instructions. Patterns for clothes and accessories have been in the magazine since. The Piggles are now trademarked, and there are plans for a series of ebooks. The first one, THE PIGGLES' WINTER TREAT, is available on the iBookstore
» If you are a knitter, and enjoy making toys, patterns of the Wuv You, Snowmes and Witch and Cat characters are available to download from Alan Dart"s website (www.alandart.co.uk). A pattern, yarn, and accompanying card would make an ideal gift for a toy knitter. Other characters, will be added soon.
All images copyright Malcolm Bird. Wuv You characters copyright Malcolm Bird and Alan Dart. Snowmes, and Witch and Cat characters copyright Alan Dart.