The
CalArts Alumni Magazine

Hamish (Korky) Paul ’79

Hamish (Korky) Paul ’79 tells us: “I was born in Zimbabwe. After studying Fine Arts at Durban Art School and Film Animation at CalArts, I began my career in advertising before becoming an award-winning illustrator of children’s books. I’ve illustrated the Winnie the Witch series for Oxford University Press, which won the Children’s Book Award and is now published in over 30 languages and sold eight million copies worldwide. It’s soon to be adapted as a TV series called Winnie and Wilbur on Channel 5 ‘Milkshake.’ I’ve illustrated several other successful books for Frances Lincoln, Oxford, Penguin, and Random House, including anthologies of poems edited by John Foster and Michael Rosen. Known only to myself as ‘The World’s Greatest Portrait Artist—and Dinosaur Drawer,’ I visit schools and festivals promoting my passion for drawing. I’m a patron of The Art Room, Pegasus Theatre, ARCh, Reading Quest, and The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival. I now work in Oxford, but every summer I live it up in Greece with my family.”