Welcome to the site of Sian Pattenden, writer and illustrator.

NEWS: Caroline Catz’s Jesse Hector documentary is out soon, which is very exciting, it’s an ace film. Watch the trailer here. Film and trailer include my animation.

My kids book The Peppers and the Great Vanishing Act has been shortlisted for the Surrey Libraries Children’s Book Awards. Award winner announced end of April. Wooh. If you are a school or similarly reputable establishment and would like to book an author visit see the Author Events page, click here. To go to the Peppers mini-site click here:

The Kentishtowner papery edition featured my Cultural Map on the front page in 2013. You can buy a limited edition 2014 print of the map here, in A2 size for £65 inc. UK delivery. Printed in full colour on super high quality Hannemuhle art paper, this new version for 2014 now features KT and Camden hotspots plus some fine venues that did not make the edit first time: the Bull and Last, the Pineapple, Camden Brewery, Dartmouth Park Arms… It’s also limited to 50 prints, all numbered and signed.

I also take bespoke commissions if you would like a unique London map – choose your area, your local haunts, various types of cat etc. Please use the contact form to get in touch.


If you like your Art raw, and at extremely competitive prices, come to the shop! Latest pics: Nick Cave, Throbbing Gristle, Lou Reed and er, Dame David David David Bowie. Please feel to browse round the Internet store at your leisure – click on the painting or mug above to enter.

Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead - is an anthology of rock interviews by Neil Strauss, illustrated by me, out now.
Go here for Amazon information. And click the Flickr logo below to see the portraits:

If you are still keen on Agatha Bilke, and all her horridness, here is the Agatha Bilke mini site about this series of books for 8-12 year olds. The Awful Tale of Agatha Bilke was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers’ award; the Branford Boase award and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. It was Children’s Book of the Week in the Sunday Times.

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