Joe Berger

Joe Berger grew up in Bristol, where he did an Art Foundation at Bower Ashton before moving to London in 1991.

He spent the next 16 years working as a freelance illustrator for a large number of international magazines and newspapers, self-publishing comic books, illustrating and designing book covers, making award-winning animated shorts, title sequences and commercials and, since May 2003, co-writing and drawing a weekly comic strip in The Guardian.

In 2006 Joe returned to Bristol with his wife and three young daughters. He continues to freelance, and his first picture book, Bridget Fidget, was published by Puffin. Joe has also collaborated with Jane Devlin on Hattie The Bad, and Tracey Corderoy on Hubble, Bubble, Granny Trouble and its sequels (Nosy Crow). Most recently he has illustrated Dot by Randy Zuckerberg and Superhero Dad by Timothy Knapman.

Joe was World Book Day illustrator in 2010, and collaborated with Frank Cottrell Boyce on his three sequels to Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  In September 2015 it was announced that Joe’s own comic novel for 8-12 year olds, All the Lies I’ve Ever Told, would be published by Simon & Schuster in 2017.