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Jake Alexander, Melleny Taylor - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Jake Alexander is an illustrator from the South of England. In 2019 he won both the Macmillan Prize and the Creative Conscience Gold Medal with an early version of We Want Our Books. He often makes work based on popular culture and current events, having created a Star Wars‐themed zine and portraits of public figures such as Taika Waititi and Alexandria Ocasio‐Cortez.


Melleny Taylor was a secondary school Art & Design teacher before becoming an illustrator. She enjoys working with a variety of materials – using a range of mixed media from pencil crayons to inks, from watercolours to sticks from the garden! In recent times she has moved into the digital world.

Instagram: @mrsarty_

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