Stuart Reid is 44 years old, going on 10. Throughout his early life he was dedicated to being immature, having fun and getting into trouble. Occasionally, after scoring a goal in the playground Stuart was known to celebrate by kissing lollypop ladies, and he once broke his nose by running into a lamp-post with his jumper pulled up over his head. Although not musically gifted, Stuart has the ability to play music using only the pumping noises from his armpits.
Stuart once lobbied the British Olympic Committee to have ‘The Wedgie’ recognised as a national sport, creating both the ‘Giving’ and ‘Receiving’ categories and the scoring system with (skid) marks for technical merit, artistic impression and the durability/rippability of the underwear.
He is allergic to ties; blaming them for stifling the blood flow to his imagination throughout his twenties and thirties. After turning up at the wrong college, Stuart was forced to spend the next 25 years being boring, professional and corporate. His fun-loving attitude was further suppressed by the weight of career responsibility, as a business manager in the retail and hospitality industries in the UK and Dubai.
Stuart’s legs suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) which means he has to wear shorts at all times. His mid-life crisis offered a return to immature madness involving bogies, bums, burps, songs about poo and running about his snow covered garden in only his pyjamas.
Stuart has been married for nearly twenty years. He has two children, a superman outfit and a spiky haircut.
Stuart Reid is one of the busiest children’s authors around. His current book reading tour has seen him reading to over 10,000 children across Scotland and England. He expects to read to at least another 50,000 children in 2012 as he continues to visit schools across the British Isles. Stuarts uniquely entertaining readings are wild, wacky, crude, rude and hilariously fun for everyone involved. There are plenty of bogies, farts and false teeth flying.
Meet Calvin Innes
Calvin is an illustrator and artist from the UK who has been creating wild and wonderful artwork his whole life. He has over 15 children’s books published and is the artist behind the crazy images in the Gorgeous George books.
Calvin has created thousands of illustrations, characters and artwork for companies and individuals all over the world. He has created illustrations and cartoons for The Brownies, RSPB, Cadbury’s, Nestle, Sony, as well as hundreds of others. Calvin is most at home when drawing wild and silly illustrations for children’s books, just like the ones you’ll find in Gorgeous George & The Giant Geriatric Generator.