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

Introducing the Mechanical Mind Illustrator, Ben Whitehouse!