Maggie Kneen is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in a number of Fighting Fantasy related publications including the Sorcery! series and Warlock.


Early LifeEdit

Maggie was born in Crosby, Liverpool. She studied at Southport Art College and Liverpool Polytechnic where she gained a BA in Illustration. At London's Central School of Art and Design she did an MA in Graphic Design[1] followed by post graduate studies in Medieval Art, Archaeology and Old English at University College London.[2]


Her work for Fighting Fantasy was through Penguin Books in 1983 to 1984. In 1987 she began work in advertising (with customers including British Airways, Marks and Spencers and Wedgwood). She also designed greeting cards and stationery. However, in 1989 she met Eunice McMullen, one time manager of "The Puffin Club" and "Puffin School Book Clubs" and also former head of marketing for Macmillan Children's Books. After this meeting, Maggie returned to the illustration of children's books. She has since worked consistently in children's books.[1]

Maggie Kneen now lives in Cheshire, England.[2] Maggie's interests include herbal medicine, anything medieval and travelling around France and Italy sampling wine.[1]


Cover Illustrator

Other Fighting FantasyEdit

Interior Illustrator

Warlock MagazineEdit

Outside of Fighting FantasyEdit

Kneen is the illustrator of many children's books. She is the illustrator of Daddy's Little Boy by Billy Collins, Daddy's Little Girl by Bobby Burke, Babe by Dick King-Smith, and other picture books.[3]

She also does finely detailed artwork in designing motifs and illustrations for Wedgewood China.[4]

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eunice McMullen's bio of Maggie Kneen
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thimbleberry Stories (Broché) summary on
  3. HarperCollins Biography of Maggie Kneen
  4. Maggie Kneen Biography on

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