Mike Barfield is an award-winning cartoonist and author whose Apparently cartoon strip has appeared in Private Eye for almost a quarter of a century. A former TV and radio scriptwriter, Mike has written for everyone from Chris Tarrant to Dennis the Menace and beyond. He has a first class science degree, and writes and draws brilliant non-fiction and funny books for children, with titles in over a dozen different languages.
Mike’s The Element in the Room, illustrated by Lauren Humphrey, was shortlisted for both the Blue Peter Book Prize and the Royal Society Children’s Book Prize, and has a sequel in production.
New and forthcoming titles include The Mischief-Maker’s Handbook, Copycat Science, and A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You.
Mike is married with two children and lives in North Yorkshire.