Aliens, Zombies & Monsters
Alien, Zombies and Monsters! - The Weird World of Aaron Blecha
“I want to show children, parents, teachers (everyone!) that it is possible for kids to utilise their talent, creativity and imagination to create the stories and characters that live within them. It’s okay to be fun, silly and to let your imagination go!” – Aaron Blecha
Aaron Blecha is an artist who designs funny characters and illustrates humorous children’s books. He has illustrated dozens of books and graphic novels including the popular George Brown, Class Clown (Penguin) and Shark School series (Simon & Schuster). Blecha’s first picture book as author and illustrator, Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! was published by HarperCollins Children’s in 2015 and has been followed by the sequel, Good Morning Grizzle Grump!
Aaron has worked as a character designer in TV development for companies such as Disney and Curious Pictures, and as an animator and director on cartoon shorts and games for Cartoon Network and Leapfrog Toys.
Aaron was born and raised in Wisconsin, USA. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997. Aaron moved to London in 2007 and now lives with his family in Hove.
This exhibition invites people of all ages to explore how children’s characters and books are created. We hope you enjoy immersing yourselves in this interactive world and that you will feel inspired to create your own characters and stories.