Author/Illustrator, Chris Mould named patron of Yorkshire children’s literary charity, Grimm & Co

After a fabulous visit to the hazy, mystical realms of Halifax, Grimm & Co are thrilled to announce that award winning Inkster/Scribblemaniac, Chris Mould, has joined their team of illustrious patrons.

Chris is well known for his beautiful illustrations, the most famed of which can be found in the Truth Pixie books (written by Matt Haig) and The Iron Man (by Ted Hughes).  Working from his studio hidden in the depths of Dean Clough Mills, Chris creates works of wonder that bring stories to life in the most magical ways.

Sarah Dunwell, Chair of Grimm & Co said – “I am delighted to welcome Chris Mould as our newest patron to Grimm & Co.  As a Yorkshire born, celebrated, award-winning author/illustrator Chris has a real connection to our mission, to change lives one story at a time.  Chris will be a wonderful ambassador for our work and supporter of the charity.”

Following an author visit to Grimm & Co, Chris invited members of the team to visit his inspiring studio premises at Dean Clough Mill, Halifax.  Founding CEO of Grimm & Co, Deborah Bullivant, together with Retail Manager, Sarah Brown and Communications Coordinator, Louise Treloar, poured enthusiastically over Chris’ original illustration journals, surrounded by Iron Man musings and fantastical illustrations of literary characters such as Alice in Wonderland and Truth Pixies whilst Chris told stories of his journey as an artist.

Deborah Bullivant remarked – “The group shared future plans of Grimm & Co’s next adventure and hopes for growth of Yorkshire’s exciting story destination.  It was so clear to me that Chris would be an incredible Patron to Grimm & Co so I was overjoyed to see him so enthusiastic about the role.

“Chris and his work inspire children to write every day.  I can’t wait to work with Chris and see how his influence supports our story charity’s exciting exploits on the horizon.  The top-secret planning has already begun.”

Communications coordinator, Louise Treloar, had this to say about their new patron – “We’re hoping to embark on a very exciting journey over the next couple of years, and we’re so thrilled that Chris will be joining us on this adventure.  Chris’s work is amazing and his whole ethos works so well with Grimm & Co.”

“Grimm and Co is an inspiring breath of fresh air in the world of storytelling and promoting creativity in young people.  I’m really excited to be involved and already thinking about what we can do together. Watch this space!”, commented Chris Mould.

Chris will join Paul Clayton, Abi Elphinstone, Joanne Harris, Ian McMillan, Sir Paul Collier, Jeremy Dyson and Mark Gatiss in championing Grimm & Co as supporters and patrons of this Yorkshire based children’s charity.