Alan is an illustrator, author and graphic designer.
He is the author and illustrator of Fintan's Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Sam Hannigan series for the O’Brien Press, amongst many others.
His novella, Sam Hannigan's Rock Star Granny was the 2019 World Book Day Book for Ireland, and his latest book, Sam Hannigan and the Last Dodo, is out now.
He loves doing writing and illustration workshops with primary and secondary school kids and is often to be seen racing between schools and libraries, carrying a flipchart in one hand and a big bag of pencils in the other.
Alan lives in Bray, County Wicklow with his wife, three sons and a cat called Chewie.
Chewie is the only member of the household who doesn't steal Alan's good drawing pens on a regular basis.
PHOTO CREDIT: SAM NOLAN