Alan Male is an illustrator, educator and writer. Since 1993 Alan has been head of the BA Illustration program at University College Falmouth, UK, and has lectured throughout the United States. He was conferred Professor of Illustration in 2009 and is now Director of Study for researchand a member of the School of Art and Design Professoriate at Falmouth. Alan has won several awards (gold from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and a Texas 'Bluebonnet' for children's books) and is a regular contributor to magazines and journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.