Chris Priestley


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in Hull, The United Kingdom
August 25, 1958

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His father was in the army and so he moved around a lot as a child and lived in Wales. He was an avid reader of American comics as a child, and when he was eight or nine, and living in Gibraltar, he won a prize in a newspaper story-writing competition. He decided then “that my ambition was to write and illustrate my own book”.
He spent his teens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Manchester, London and then Norfolk. He now lives in Cambridge with his wife and son where he writes, draws, paints, dreams and doodles (not necessarily in that order). Chris worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for twenty years, working mainly for magazines & newspapers (these include The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Economist and the Wall
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Chris Priestley has moved to Wordpress. I am now to be found here. Apologies to all who have come here and found me absent. Much has happened since I was last here and I hope you'll catch up with things on my new website.
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“Give me a funeral over a wedding any day,.' said Uncle Montague with a sigh. 'The conversation is almost always superior.”
Chris Priestley, Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

“Does something amuse you?' asked Uncle Montague.
'I was merely reminding myself, Uncle, that I am getting too old to be so easily frightened by stories.'
'Really?' said Uncle Montague with a worrying degree of doubt in his voice. 'You think there is an age at which you might become immune to fear?”
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“From the plough to paper, from the wheel to house, from tool handles to sailing ships. Man would have been nothing without trees.”
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