Matty Long

Children's author/illustrator

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Agent: Emily Talbot
Associate Agent: Molly Jamieson


Matty loves drawing chunky black lines and colouring them in. His first picture book - SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST - was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2016 and the series has since expanded to three picturebooks and two young fiction titles. Somewhere in the middle he also made a picturebook called Salty Dogs which you should definitely check out too. 

Matty lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and when he isn't working he's usually telling himself he should be working. All while playing video games...

Latest work:

Super Happy Magic Forest and the Portals of Panic (OUP, 7th October 2020)

The Super Happy Magic Forest is a place of happiness, frolicking, and picnics. Well, most of the time it is, but something is threatening to disrupt the peace. A mysterious portal has opened up above the forest and a small and very hungry gargoyle-like creature has flown out determined to eat everything in its path. It even tries to take a bite out of Trevor the mushroom! Thank goodness for our five brave heroes: Hoofius the faun, Trevor the mushroom, Twinkle the pixie, Herbert the gnome, and Blossom the unicorn, who set off to Wizard City for answers. Can they figure out which wizard is responsible in time to save the day, or will they be distracted by a busy sightseeing schedule and some delicious waffles?