Helen Walasek

Helen Walasek of Punch Cartoon Library is the former curator of the Punch collection and editor of The Best of Punch Cartoons and Punch Goes to War 1939-1945. Quentin Blake was first published in Punch when he was 16 and still at school. He has always made his living as an illustrator and has had a long career in children's publishing. Quentin Blake's books have won numerous awards and in 1999 he was the first ever Children's Laureate. He was created CBE in 2005.