Steve Antony

CWIG committee member 2019-21

Steve Antony has so far written and illustrated 16 picture books, including the bestselling Mr Panda series, The Queen Collection, Unplugged, Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangles, Betty Goes Bananas and Amazing. The Queen's Hat was adapted into a musical concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, and his Queen’s Hat-inspired Shaun the Sheep statue raised £15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.

Steve illustrated Tim Minchin's When I Grow Up and a cover of the Famous Five, and he has contributed work to the LGBTQ+ Pride YA anthology and Drawing Europe Together.

Steve studied at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge after having been made redundant from a Swindon call centre. He now tours the UK and beyond, while also playing an active role in his local community as Patron to Swindon Libraries Children's Services, having recently designed their library card. Steve is also involved with UK literacy charities including The National Literacy Trust and Beanstalk.

Steve was raised in New Mexico and now lives in Swindon, UK, with his partner and cat.