David Dean
The Misunderstandings of Charity Brown

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Book Cover/s

How did you make this work:
Wraparound YA book jacket with flaps. The cover called for an image of Charity observing from a distance the events going on around her in her home. I used the foliage of the tree to partially obscure each of the other characters to show how Charity never sees the full picture. I wanted the cover to look like a modern take on a 1950s children's novel (it's set in the 50s) but not to be a pastiche.

Commissioner Name :
Lucy Scholes
Commissioner Company :
Pan Macmillan

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

David is an illustrator living in the North of England with his two cats. Over the years he has worked with most UK (and several international) children's publishers and has illustrated covers for books by many well-known authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Lesley Parr, Natasha Farrant, Ross Montgomery, Nizrana Farook, Holly Webb, Sally Nicholls and many more.