|Titles:||Amazing Esme, Amazing Esme And The Pirate Circus, Amazing Esme And The Sweetshop Circus|
Michael trained at Wimbledon School of Art. Amazing Esme by Tamara MacFarlene (Hachette 2011) is his first book as illustrator.
Michael is also a respected puppet maker, puppeteer and director of puppetry. Michael was puppetry director and maker for The Royal Shakespeare’s production of ‘Arabian Nights’ (2009) and The Mighty Boosh live tour (2008). He has his own show in development. He has created characters for, among others, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre-rites, Punchdrunk, Sadler’s Wells, The Unicorn Theatre and The Little Angel Theatre including ‘The Giraffe, The Pelly And Me’, ‘Angelo’ and ‘Stuff And Nonsense’. His television work includes The Mighty Boosh (BBC) Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV), and the Comedy Lab’s Penelope, Princess of Pets (C4). Michael is currently developing puppets for the Barbican’s 2011 Christmas show.
As well as the Esme series for Hachette, he is currently working on two new solo book projects.
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Featured Title: Amazing Esme And The Pirate Circus