Ancient Publishing

Hedley Griffin, the author of Ancient Publishing

Hedley Griffin, author and illustrator Having started his career animating some of the films on the Mr. Men series he spent 30 years as an animation director, much of this time working for BBC and Channel 4 Schools Television. Some of the BBC programmes he worked on included "On The Road", "The Worm That Turned", "Vision On", "You and Me", "Words and Pictures", "Words and Pictures Plus", "Writing and Pictures", "Storytime", "Le Club - Les Aventures de Globo", and "Watch". Channel 4 credits include "Maths Mansion", "Rat-a-Tat-Tat", "Word Machine", and "Arts Cart".

Four stories were commissioned by BBC Storytime, "Leroy's New Bike", "Cyril's Bad Day" ISBN 978-07188286-5-3, "Cyril's New Parrot" ISBN 978-07188286-7-7, "Cyril's New Flower" ISBN 978-07188286-9-1 which were then published by Lutterworth Press. Other publications were "How to Draw 101 Super Heroes" Top That Publishing ISBN 978-18451073-8-3, "An Animator's Guide to 2D Computer Animation" Focal Press ISBN 978-02405157-9-3.

In 2003 Hedley started DangerSpot Books Ltd, writing , illustrating and self-publishing a range of child safety picture books, covering topics such as road safety, trips and falls, fire safety, farm dangers, stranger dangers, and much more. The series of 17 titles have been published in China by several different publishers, many twice over, one has been published in Holland, and two in Hungary.

Originally brought up near the south coast Hedley moved to Suffolk thirty years ago to escape the kelpies, sprites and deer flies of Sussex. He has no religion but is a lover of nature, spiritual knowledge and wisdom.

All DangerSpot ebooks are published by Andrews UK as well as some other titles.


Writers and Illustrators
Please note that Hedley Griffin writes, illustrates and self-publishes this series of books and we do not employ other writers and artists or publish other material.

Other books by the author are:

“How to Draw 101 Super Heroes”
Top That Publishing ISBN 978-18451073-8-3

“Cyril's Bad Day”
Lutterworth Press ISBN 978-07188286-5-3

“Cyril's New Parrot”
Lutterworth Press ISBN 978-07188286-7-7

“Cyril's New Flower”
Lutterworth Press ISBN 978-07188286-9-1

“An Animator's Guide to
2D Computer Animation”
Focal Press ISBN 978-02405157-9-3

Stonehenge against colourful, stormy sky