About Me

Hello! I’m Ed Boxall.

I’m an artist, writer, performer and educator from Hastings, a seaside town in the south of England. Find out more about my new book Carried Away with the Carnival!

I’ve written and illustrated lots of illustrated books. One of my favourites is Me and My Alien Friend : Cosmic Poems about Friendship. This is a really personal collection of poems, mostly about my children and my own childhood.

Another favourite is Dolphins Keep Me Safe in Dreams : a picture book featuring one magical story-poem.

I really like illustrating for other poets too. I’ve recently illustrated Dragons’ Wood and  Walking with my Iguana for Brian Moses.

Dragons Wood cover for Authors Abroad

I also illustrated Moonstruck earlier last year which is a collection of poems all about the moon.

Many of the illustrations in Moonstruck are lino-prints.

Lots of my prints  show special moments in my family’s life and others show  magical moments of being alone in wild mysterious places:

A selection of my prints are available as cards. I think collecting Greetings Cards is a great way of making an art-collection without spending much money!

One of my favourite things of all is to visit schools and festivals to perform my poems and run workshops. I like to work with all ages and always find it exciting to help people to be creative.