How The Gruffalo's Axel Scheffler illustrates children's characters
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Axel Scheffler: 'I like drawing animals with clothes on'

Axel Scheffler is the illustrator who’s brought hundreds of children’s characters to life, including The Gruffalo and The Highway Rat.

This is how he came up with them, and why he’s chosen to do this job.

Hear more on Axel's recent work on The Cultural Frontline from BBC World Service.

Video filmed and edited by Ellen Tsang and Rajni Boddington.

  • 18 Jan 2018
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