David Litchfield is an award winning illustrator who draws picture books and book covers. He works in his attic at his home in Bedfordshire where he lives with his wife and two young sons.
As well as drawing a number of books for various authors David has also written two of his own picture books: The Bear & The Piano (winner of the 2016 Waterstones Prize for Illustrated books) and Grandad's Secret Giant. He is currently working on his third.
1. Star Wars or Star Trek?
Oh Star Wars, definitely always Star Wars. I can't honestly say how many times I have seen the original trilogy throughout my life. It's probably in the hundreds. Also, the last 5 mins of the news one Rogue One was one of the greatest 5 minutes of my life!
2. Pixels or Paint?
I think there is room for both. I like to make a mess with watercolours and acrylic but then I like to sprinkle Photoshop magic on it to make it look even prettier.
3. Mexican or Indian Takeaway?
I think its Indian, but only because its only recently that I have really discovered Mexican food. So I am a recent convert to the taco and the tortilla.
4. Dickens or Hardy?
Dickens. I just finished drawing a new cover for A Christmas Carol. I was incredibly honoured to have been asked and super happy with how it turned out. I would love to illustrate a whole Dicken's book. Maybe convert one into a picture book somehow.
5. Opera or Country & Western?
I have never been to the opera. It looks good though, so maybe one day I might get to go. Country & Western music is great. Johnny Cash fits into that category and he was awesome. I recently watched the concert he did inside Falsom Prison. The balls of that man. Crikey.