Alex Hallatt is a cartoonist and writer, who has lived in the UK, US, Australia, Spain and New Zealand (where she currently lives with her partner, Duncan). Her illustrated experiences of living in the coastal town of Hondarribia, Spain have been published in A Basque Diary.
Being bullied at school is something Alex remembers vividly and she wouldn't want it to happen to anyone else. It inspired her first chapter book for 8-12 year olds: FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club. FAB Club was a big hit with kids and the sequel: FAB Club 2 - Friends Against Cyberbullying is out now.
Alex is also the creator of Arctic Circle, a syndicated comic strip, distributed worldwide by King Features. It is about three penguins who have emigrated to the Arctic and has an underlying environmental theme. The first collection of strips is out as an ebook: Arctic Circle Comics: An Introduction.
Her tongue-in-cheek single panel comic, Human Cull, appears on GoComics.com on Fridays and the best of them are found in the bumper Book of Culls. Doodle Diary is another panel running on GoComics.com and includes Alex's New Zealand Diary and Reasons to Be Cheerful.
Alex's preschool book, Hoover the Hungry Dog, features a greedy yellow dog who first appeared in a website about lunch. The website is no more, but Hoover was too fun a character to disappear with it.
Alex also illustrates books for other publishers, including Walter Foster, Hachette Livre and Summersdale.
More of her cartoons can be seen at alexhallatt.com, where you can sign up to her illustrated epistle to see what she is working on now.