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Leo Hartas was brought up in Seaford and obtained his BA and MA in Illustration at Brighton. His artistic career includes book illustration, theatrical design, 3D modelling, university lecturing and TV animation. His works for DK Publishing, The Apartment Book and Haunted Castle, are childrenís classics that have been in print in over a dozen countries. Leo also illustrated the Tweenies books for BBC Worldwide and King Arthurís Spaceship for Macmillan, along with many others.

Clients include:
Dorling Kindersley
Random House
Fickling Books
Puffin Books
Tango Books
Ilex Press
Award Publications
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Walker Books

He is currently working on various commissions along with his ongoing epic comic strip story with Dave Morris. To find out more do visit:


Have look at Leo's fabulous cutout model kits at:


Leo also stars as one of the Bantering Boys on 10radio. Don't miss it, most Thursday evenings 9pm GMT. You can listen online at: