Mick Manning grew up in Haworth, Yorkshire and graduated from the Royal College of Art where his teachers included Sheila Robinson, Quentin Blake and John Norris Wood. In 1990 he devised and ran the Illustration course at The Glasgow School of Art where his alumni included Mark Hearld. Since 1998 Mick has been concentrating on his books, paintings and unique prints.
He has written and co-illustrated many award-winning books for children and the young at heart, including: Nature Adventures, What Mr. Darwin Saw and Taff in the WAAF (a homage to his mother’s war service). He lives with his partner, the artist Brita Granström and their 4 sons between the Scottish borders and a timber ‘stuga’ in Sweden.