Introducing the Mechanical Mind Illustrator, Ben Whitehouse!

The Mechanical Mind of John CogginWondering who’s behind the fabulous cover and interior illustrations of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin?

Let us introduce you to the multi-talented Ben Whitehouse! Based in Bourne, Ben graduated from Birmingham City University in 2010 with a First Class Honors Degree in Animation.

ben-whitehouse-illustrator-chicken3He’s an animator, a character designer,  a stop motion puppet maker, and – you guessed it – a zany children’s book illustrator.

A list of Ben’s notable clients includes:

  • HarperCollins
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Capstone Publishing
  • Oxford University Press
  • Barrington Stoke
  • Pearson Education
  • Centum Publishing


You haven’t seen fireworks until you’ve seen what Ben has done with the crazy characters in this action-packed children’s novel – the chickens are just the start! We think kids will particularly enjoy his super-cool “cutaway” illustrations of John Coggin’s inventions.

Ben is represented by the Bright Agency. Learn more about Ben and his projects at