In his few spare moments, Jonny Hannah can often be found in the Cakes & Ale Press HQ, a shed in his Shirley garden. There, he paints, makes books, designs poster & generally makes a mess. He is represented by the Heart Agency in London & New York, & is currently working on a new commission exploring & celebrating the fair town of Hartlepool, where he is conscious that dressing like a French sailor, as he often does, may cause problems.
Jonny Hannah studied Illustration at The Cowdenbeath College of Knowledge, Liverpool Art School & The Royal College of Art. Since 1998, he has been a freelance Illustrator, working for a huge variety of clients, including The New York Times, Penguin Books, Vogue & The St. Kilda Courier.
He collaborated with the celebrated animator Jonathan Hodgson on a short film for Channel 4 TV, called ‘The Man with the Beautiful Eyes’, which went on to win numerous awards, including the animation BAFTA in 2000.