Tom Schamp (b. 1970) has developed a style all of his own, using acrylic paint on cardboard. His work is very colourful and his pages are often crammed full of people, animals and vehicles, offering the reader many hours of fun as they try to spot all of the details. He rarely uses pastel colours and prefers dark and rich shades, which at times give his work something magical and frightening. Schamp is well-known for his ‘Otto’ books and he has created several ABC books.
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