David McKee (1935 - 2022) was the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, which is now published in more than 60 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. In 2020, David won the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year Award and BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Brett McKee is David McKee's son and lives in Hampshire. He has two sons, and is interested in classic cars and guitars.
Sir Ned and the Nasties
(Hardback) - 01/06/2017
The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned on a quest to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger - these three are the notorious nasties themselves! Luckily he works out why they sound so awful and teaches them to listen to each other, so they ask him to join the band rather than turning him into dinner.
A wonderful fantasy fairy tale from father and son team, David and Brett McKee, bound to become a modern classic.