REBECCA COBB (Born 1982)

Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Anne Cobb (born 1982)


Rebecca’s unique and charming style of illustration has made her one of the most recognisable new talents in the field of illustration.The read more...

Rebecca Cobb
Rebecca Anne Cobb (born 1982)

Rebecca’s unique and charming style of illustration has made her one of the most recognisable new talents in the field of illustration.The influence of her surroundings is evident in her drawings, and Rebecca artfully creates the feel of a coastal landscape in such books as The Islanders.

Rebecca Cobb was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on 10 May 1982. Her mother works as a staff nurse and her father is a primary school teacher. Rebecca’s family moved to Bridgwater, Somerset, when she was seven years old and this is where she spent her childhood, attending St Mary’s Primary School. Her talent for drawing came from her mother, and Rebecca remembers her mother spending time drawing with her from an early age. Her parents also passed on their love of reading, and throughout her formative years, she was constantly drawing, painting, writing stories and making things.

Rebecca knew from an early age that she wanted to become a book illustrator, and after gaining her A-Levels and taking a foundation course at Somerset College of Arts and Technology, Taunton, she moved to Falmouth in 2001 to study illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. Once she began her studies at Falmouth, and her knowledge of the subject was broadened, her passion for illustration blossomed further, and she realised how varied the world of children’s picture books could be.

Since 2005, Rebecca has illustrated twelve books, and has received numerous critical accolades for her work:
Missing Mummy and The Islanders were both nominated for the 2012 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration; Missing Mummy was also shortlisted for Peter’s Book of the Year 2011; Aunt Amelia and The Paper Dolls were both shortlisted for the IBW Book Award; The Paper Dolls was also shortlisted for the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal; and The Empty Stocking won the 2014 Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award.

Rebecca currently lives in Falmouth.

Coastal & ShoreRuralFairiesAeroplanes
ChildrenStormsFarm AnimalsBoats & Ships
Food & DrinkCatsBirdsFamily
BritainCookingKitchenImaginary Animals
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THAT NIGHT, AMY AND CALLUM COULD NOT SLEEP by REBECCA COBB

THAT NIGHT, AMY AND CALLUM COULD NOT SLEEP

'YOU CAN GO IF YOU'RE SENSIBLE,' SAID MUM by REBECCA COBB

'YOU CAN GO IF YOU'RE SENSIBLE,' SAID MUM

IN THE NIGHT THE WIND ROSE by REBECCA COBB

IN THE NIGHT THE WIND ROSE

DEVONSHIRE by REBECCA COBB

DEVONSHIRE

CORNWALL by REBECCA COBB

CORNWALL

DORSET by REBECCA COBB

DORSET

UPSIDE-DOWN ORANGE MARMALADE AND PINEAPPLE CAKE by REBECCA COBB

UPSIDE-DOWN ORANGE MARMALADE AND PINEAPPLE CAKE

CORNISH SPLITS & DEVONSHIRE CHUDLEIGHS by REBECCA COBB

CORNISH SPLITS & DEVONSHIRE CHUDLEIGHS

LARDY CAKE
RENDERED PIG FAT OR LARD FIGURES IN MUCH TRADITIONAL BAKING by REBECCA COBB

LARDY CAKE RENDERED PIG FAT OR LARD FIGURES IN MUCH TRADITIONAL BAKING

RIPE RASPBERRY ROLL by REBECCA COBB

RIPE RASPBERRY ROLL

HEAVY CAKE by REBECCA COBB

HEAVY CAKE

BATH BUNS by REBECCA COBB

BATH BUNS

FIGGY HOBBIN by REBECCA COBB

FIGGY HOBBIN

'I DON'T THINK HE'S A GROWN UP SEA DRAGON,' SAID AMY by REBECCA COBB

'I DON'T THINK HE'S A GROWN UP SEA DRAGON,' SAID AMY

DAD TOOK JAGO TO THE CANTEEN AND ORDERED A PILE OF PANCAKES DRIPPING WITH MAPLE SYRUP by REBECCA COBB

DAD TOOK JAGO TO THE CANTEEN AND ORDERED A PILE OF PANCAKES DRIPPING WITH MAPLE SYRUP

JAGO PUT ON GREAT-GRAN'S FLYING JACKET AND FLYING GOGGLES by REBECCA COBB

JAGO PUT ON GREAT-GRAN'S FLYING JACKET AND FLYING GOGGLES

THE WILD INTERIOR by REBECCA COBB

THE WILD INTERIOR

TAMSIN'S MUM HAD BAKED A STARGAZY PIE TO WELCOME THEM by REBECCA COBB

TAMSIN'S MUM HAD BAKED A STARGAZY PIE TO WELCOME THEM

IT WAS HARD TO DECIDE WHERE TO PLANT THE ISLAND'S FLAG by REBECCA COBB

IT WAS HARD TO DECIDE WHERE TO PLANT THE ISLAND'S FLAG

TAMSIN AND ROBBIE DRAGGED ARMFULS OF OARWEED ACROSS THE ROCKS by REBECCA COBB

TAMSIN AND ROBBIE DRAGGED ARMFULS OF OARWEED ACROSS THE ROCKS

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