Jim Watson was born and bred in the English Lake District and moved to Rugby (England) at the age of 18 to take up an engineering apprenticeship. He worked as a draughtsman for a while before leaving secure employment to pursue a freelance career drawing kid's comics. Since then he has produced a wide range of cartoons and illustrative work for magazines and books. He has written and illustrated 16 books of his own. This is his seventh for Survival Books.