My name is Rikin Parekh and I'm a Children's book Illustrator based in North West London.
I studied at Camberwell College of Arts, then at the University of Westminster in Harrow. After graduating I freelanced as a Film Production Illustrator working mainly on monster movies.
I then decided I'd love to follow my first true love of picture books and turned my hand to children's publishing.
I'm an avid film buff, love collecting old comic book art, reading sci-fi novels and meditating. I also LOVE eating pizza!
My influences range from Jim Henson, Dr. Seuss, Sir Quentin Blake, Colin West, Val Biro, Judith Kerr, Kandinsky, Jimi Hendrix, and the great Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau!
P.S. That is not my dog!
David Fickling Books