Colin McNauhgton was born on May 1st, 1951 in Wallsend-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. After school, which he did not enjoy, he took a Foundation Course in Art in Newcastle, then moved to London to study Graphic Design. His first books were published while he was doing an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art. Since then he has published over 70 books. The greatest influences on his work have been comics, annuals and Saturday morning cinema.
Watch Out For The Giant-Killers!
- shortlisted for 1988 Smarties Book Prize
- shortlisted for W H Smith Illustration Award
- shortlisted for Emil/Kurt Maschler Award
- winner of 1989 British Book Design and Production Award
Have You Seen Who's Just Moved In Next Door To Us?
- shortlisted for the 1991 Earthworm Award
Who's That Banging On The Ceiling
- winner of 1991 EMil/Kurt Maschler Award
Making Friends With Frankenstein
- shortlisted for 1992 British Book Design and production Award
- winner of 1993 British Book Design and Production Award
Here Come The Aliens
- shorltisted for 1994 Smarties Book Prize
- shortlisted for 1996 Sheffield Children's Book Award
- shortlisted for 1996 Greenaway Medal
- category winner in 1996 Smarties Book Prize