Bumpy Books

Project Details


Bumpy Books is a small press for children's books set up by illustrator and writer Matthew Hodson and designer Orlando Lloyd.

Bumpy Books is a open space for us to experiment and play with the picture book format away from the constraints and expectations of the marketplace. It is an opportunity for us to explore our creative interests and study the craft of picturebooking.

We’re interested in the intersection between alternative zine publishing and children’s books, the performative experience of reading stories with children and the importance of absurdity and mischief.

Through our writing, drawing and design, our aim is to work instinctively and intuitively as we seek to retain the energy of a drawing or the vitality of a stupid joke. Our aim is to work with curiosity, risk and immediacy - as a child plays - to allow for learning through the process of trying.

Hopefully, along the way we can make some weird books that kids love to read.
Effective start/end date1/07/23 → …


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