Leo Hartas Illustration


My artistic career includes book illustration, theatrical design, 3D digital modelling, university lecturing and TV animation. My work for DK Publishing, The Apartment Book and Haunted Castle, are children’s classics that have been in print in over a dozen countries. I also illustrated the Tweenies books for BBC Worldwide and King Arthur’s Spaceship for Macmillan, along with many others.

Clients include:
Dorling Kindersley
Random House
Fickling Books
Puffin Books
Tango Books
Ilex Press
Award Publications
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Walker Books
Orion Children’s Books

I was brought up in Seaford on the south coast of England and obtained a first class BA and MA in Illustration at Brighton University

Very recent work includes black and white illustrations for the Adventure Island, and Sam Silver series of books for Orion Children’s Books.

I am working on my ongoing epic comic strip story, Mirabilis-Year of Wonders, with Dave Morris.

Another ongoing project is the start-up, Playrama. A series of children’s card play sets for the toy and gift industry.

I also star as one of the Bantering Boys on 10radio. Don’t miss it! Most Thursday evenings 9pm GMT. You can listen online at the 10 Radio website. Please take a moment to ‘Like’ our Bantering Boys Facebook page.