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Dapo Adeola is a young illustrator and character designer who is new to the picture book world.

Born in Britain and of Nigerian heritage, his work tends to revolve around creating characters and imagery that challenge gender norms and equality politics in a fun and upbeat manner.

An avid believer in the importance of equal representation in the creative arts, he also runs illustration and character design based workshops with children in and out of schools to help highlight the possibilities of a career in illustration to inner city children of various ethnicities.