Brian Paterson (born 1949) is an illustrator, best known for his work with Foxwood Tales and later Zigby.
- The Foxwood Treasury Foxwood Tales by Cynthia Paterson Brian Paterson
- Early life
- Foxwood Tales
- Academic study
The Foxwood Treasury (Foxwood Tales) by Cynthia Paterson, Brian Paterson
Brian Paterson was born in Ayrshire in 1949. At the age of 12 his family moved to Somerset. He met a local girl, Cynthia, and they married in 1973. The couple initially moved to London where Brian worked as a designer by day and on developing his own style of illustrating by night. They then moved to Henley-on-Thames where they conceived Foxwood Tales, Cynthia writing and Brian illustrating.
Their first story was published in 1985, and seven more followed. Since then the series of eight children's books have become modern classics. Over 1.3 million copies have been sold across 18 countries. Titles follow:
Alice Martin at the University of Helsinki selected Foxwood Tales along with works by Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ted Hughes for her study of translation norms in practice
nine Zigby books have been published to date:
The character has now been developed for a TV cartoon series.