For e-mails about work commissions, please contact my agent, Jodie Hodges at, and possibly copy in her assistant Emily Talbot:
Post: Jodie Hodges, c/o Emily Talbot, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F OLE, England

(Please don’t contact me directly about illustrating your book; here’s an article I wrote about it:)

For publicity and book enquiries, you can go through these publicists:

Philippa Perry for general media-related events:
Liz Scott for general North-of-England events (she’s based in Manchester):

Hannah Penny, Oxford University Press:
Hannah Love, Scholastic UK:
Carolyn McGlone, David Fickling Books:

Events: Email me at and please copy in my assistant, Stuart Pyle, who helps me on Fridays with event-related e-mails: I’m not taking live events for the forseeable future due to the pandemic, and I do charge for online events.

E-mail: I get quite a lot of e-mails, so if you’re getting in touch about a question or proposal, please check the FAQ page to see if your questions have been answered. Thanks! I’m afraid I can’t read through people’s manuscripts or answer student surveys, but you can find out loads about me if you do some digging into my website and blog.

I love seeing your drawings, book costumes, knitted pugs/sea monkeys pop up on Twitter! Often that’s the fastest and easiest way to contact me: @jabberworks. (But please don’t ask me to follow you so you can send me a direct message; just e-mail if you need privacy.)

Book signing: I’m afraid I can’t sign people’s books if they send them in, but if you come to one of my events, I’d be happy to sign! Check my event page to see where I’ll be.

Original Art: Keep an eye on my online shop for original art. I also sometimes post paintings for sale on Twitter. I’m not taking commissions right now (unless you’re willing to pay an absolutely staggering amount of money).

Charities: I’ve learned from experience not to put up work for charity auctions; my answer to requests will be no. My designated charity is Read For Good (providing books and storytellers to children in hospital) and I reserve a percentage of money I make from my work to send to them so it can make a real impact. 

Animation work: Please don’t ask me to do free animations; my day rate for small clients and charities is £1K per day, and an animation of one minute will most likely take more than one day.