Mark Nicholas is a highly talented illustrator who graduated from the Children's Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art. While there, Mark won the Lara Jones Award, part of the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, and in 2016 won the inaugural Carmelite Prize.
Mark illustrated The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily (Hodder), written by UK Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell. The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and was also longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2019. Mark has also written and illustrated The Lost Horse, published by Tate.
He currently lives in rural Cardiff with his wife, daughter and 2 mischievous cats.