Hello! I’m Louise Forshaw aka Munkey Pants!
I'm an illustrator (and sometimes author) living in a small town in the North East just outside Newcastle.
I work from home in my small studio being supervised by 3 noisy, mischievous office assistants. Who are a constant source of inspiration!
As a child I spent my time watching cartoons, creating my own characters, watching more cartoons and drawing comics to give to my favourite teachers.
I graduated in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Animation from Newcastle College. After graduating, I spent a lot of time doing placements at various design companies and volunteering at a local Gallery. This gave me the opportunity to showcase my work and work alongside other artists such as Simon Donald, co-founder of the British comic magazine Viz.
I signed with Advocate Art in 2012 and have spent most of my time drawing my favourite things and working with
lots of lovely publishers!
igloo books, Simon & Schuster, Collins, Rising Stars, Scholastic USA, AZ Books, Ali Ink, Arcturus Publishing,
EdVenture Books, Campbell Books, Miles Kelly, Ladybird, Top That, Franklin Watts, Cardinal Industries,
Centum Books, Ciranda Cultural, Maverick Children's Books, Jimmy Patterson Books, Auzou, Pat-a-Cake,
Chum Education, Floris Books.