Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, in 2001. His picture books include Beegu, Slow Loris, While You Were Sleeping, and the forthcoming Croc and Bird.
Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008.
Slow Loris was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.