Mike Wilks - Artist, illustrator and author of nine books including the global bestseller The Ultimate Alphabet (Pavilion Books, 1987 New York Times bestseller and Sunday Times bestseller for 57 weeks with over 750, 000 copies sold worldwide).
Mike Wilks won a scholarship to art school at the age of thirteen. After running his own succesful design consultancy for several years, he then decided to devote his time to painting and writing. In 1990, Mike Wilks was the subject of an award-winning documentary on BBC television. His original paintings and drawings, which have a surreal and dreamlike quality with an unsettiling undertone, have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as many private collections.
In his first novel, Mirrorscape, a fantasy adventure set in the land of Nem, the author creates with prose a world as extraordinarily imaginative and compelling as anything he has yet painted. The Mirrorscape is a parallel world where the bizarre is commonplace and everyday logic is in abeyance. Mirrorscape was sold at auction to Cally Poplak at Egmont for a six figure sum in October 2005 (three book contract, world rights).
Click here to visit Mike Wilks' website
Titles by Mike Wilks