Hello, my name is Alan.

I live in Limerick, Ireland, and I like drawing and robots. I also like drawing robots.Alan Gill with a monster in the sea

I’m an illustrator and designer  and am entirely self-taught.

I’ve always loved drawing, especially creating slightly odd characters. When they emerge, I try to give them life; robots, animals, dinosaurs and even people occasionally.

I followed this passion when I did a children’s illustration workshop in Dublin a few years ago. This gave me the momentum to try writing and illustrating for children and I haven’t looked back since.

I’m a dad to three small kids. I don’t have any dogs or cats, though, so that saves a bit of time. Fairy Pirate Princess and Tractorsaurus are my children’s favourites.

I haven’t asked any dogs or cats which ones they like.