Books, Comics, Games & Toys

Alongside my illustration and design work I have been writing regularly for a number of years. I have several children’s books published, and a few books in other genres too (often under a pseudonym). My first children’s book was published when I was 17, and since then I have been published over twenty times. As well as my books I write a weekly column for the Hull Daily Mail, plus a few other bits and pieces here and there.

Below are details of some of my books, along with a few images and details of where/how you can buy them.

Stuart The Bug Eating Man by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Stuart The Bug Eating Man is about a man with an unusual taste for all things creepy and crawly. He likes nothing better than munching on a centipede sandwich or guzzling down a tall frosty glass of liquidized slug. The more wriggly, the more crawly and the more slimy the better. To Stuart a bug is like a fine juicy steak, or the stickiest, tastiest piece of chocolate cake. Unfortunately Stuart s family don t share his taste in snacks. The Tiny Twisted Tales are a collection of short stories and poems from the rather strange mind of Calvin Innes.

Each Tiny Twisted Tale is about another weird, scary, wonderfully gruesome character, from people who eat bugs, to tiny toga-wearing goblins. Each book is packed with dozens of quirky illustrations. Each tiny twisted tale has a moral of sorts, tightly wrapped in a twisted and creepy (and funny) tale.

Jenny by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Jenny is the tale of an eight year old girl who has a secret… she is not an average eight year old. In fact, Jenny is a Werewolf hunting eight year old… While staring out of the window one night, Little Jenny got the most awful fright she was sure that she saw, from the corner of her eye a great big hairy, scary guy. With claws and fangs, and eyes that glowed red It could be a vampire, or maybe one of the un-dead?

The Tiny Twisted Tales are a collection of short stories and poems from the rather strange mind of Calvin Innes. Each Tiny Twisted Tale is about another weird, scary, wonderfully gruesome character, from people who eat bugs, to tiny toga-wearing goblins. Each book is packed with dozens of Calvin s quirky illustrations. Each tiny twisted tale has a moral of sorts, tightly wrapped in a twisted and creepy (and funny) tale.

Pale Henry by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Pale Henry is the story of a young boy who has spent his whole life hidden away in his attic, afraid to go outside to play with the other children. Henry is gaunt and sickly from his head to his feet, haggard and thin and as white as a sheet. He spends all day staring longingly from his attic window, dreaming of playing in the sun with the local boys and girls. His only company is his pet cat and the spiders and moths that live in the attic.

The Tiny Twisted Tales are a collection of short stories and poems from the rather strange mind of Calvin Innes. Each Tiny Twisted Tale is about another weird, scary, wonderfully gruesome character, from people who eat bugs, to tiny toga-wearing goblins. Each book is packed with dozens of Calvin s quirky illustrations. Each tiny twisted tale has a moral of sorts, tightly wrapped in a twisted and creepy (and funny) tale.

Anisha's Adventures by Moinul Islam and Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Join Anisha and her pet pony Chloe on their first exciting and magical adventure around the beautiful country of Bangladesh. When Anisha s grandparents give her two magical necklaces on her birthday a whole new world of learning opens up before her. In a magical puff of smoke Chloe is transformed into a beautiful flying pink pony. Using a very special camera Anisha and Chloe explore Bangladesh, taking photos as they go. Each photo Anisha takes tells her new and interesting facts about the places and things she sees.

Explore new places and learn about the beautiful country of Bangladesh, its people, its customs, its monuments and its culture in Anisha and Chloe s first adventure. Each Anisha s Adventures book is packed with facts about the places they visit. Anisha’s Adventures is written by Moinul Islam and illustrated by Calvin Innes.

Anisha's Adventures by Moinul Islam and Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Join Anisha on her second magical adventure. Anisha’s Adventures in the Prehistoric is the follow up to Anisha’s Adventures in Bangladesh.

With the help of her magical pony Chloe, and Tammy the puppy, Anisha embarks on a prehistoric adventure, filled with action, danger, excitement and fun. Using her magic camera, Anisha learns all about dinosaurs and the prehistoric world while trying to find her cheeky lost puppy, Tammy. There are sure to be thrills and spills along the way as Anisha finds a huge egg, gets caught in a stampede and gets snatched up by a giant flying dinosaur.
Will she find Tammy, and will she make it back home to show her grandpa photos from her adventure? Join Anisha, Chloe and Tammy to find out in the second Anisha’s Adventures book by Moinul Islam. Beautifully illustrated by Calvin Innes.

Pirates Don't Play Cricket by Iain O'Brien, Rowan Gibson and Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Pirates Don’t Play Cricket tells the story of two young friends who stumble across a rag tag crew of cricket playing pirates. They enjoy a game with their new friends and everything seems great, until a viscous ship of evil pirates appears on the horizon. Together the two youngsters, along with their new swashbuckling friends, must defeat the evil pirates with their batting and bowling skills.

This exciting tale mixes adventure, humour, cricket references, and a love of sport which will be be enthralling to sports fans both young and old.
The book was co-written by Rowan Gibson and New Zealand test cricketer Iain O’Brien.

All the images in the book have been beautifully illustrated by Calvin Innes, the man behind the Tiny Twisted Tales collection.

Little Fishy by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Little Fishy is a bright, vibrant baby book with high contrast images to keep little eyes interested. Designed with children aged 2 to 6 months in mind, the high contrast and simple images are perfect for developing little minds, just discovering books. The gloss of an eBook reader makes the pictures even more vibrant for little ones to enjoy.

Little Fishy features a fun and catchy rhyming scheme making this a perfect bedtime story or read-along book for very young children. Read along, making ‘Splishing’ and ‘Sploshing’ and ‘Splashing’ sounds with your child as they enjoy the vibrant images.

Because a baby’s visual acuity is still developing they are more interested in large, simple, high-contrast images.

Where's The Scone by Beth Dexter Smity. Illustrations by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Where’s the Scone? is a simple and humorous book for very young children, featuring all sorts of wonderfully exotic and funny animals. The book is a pre-school counting book which helps children to learn to count to ten in a memorable way.

Featuring all sorts of unusual animals, bright and highly visual illustrations and an easy to learn and memorise rhyming scheme the book is designed to make counting fun!

The Monster Book Of Colours by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

The Monster Book of…….range of early learning books designed to help reluctant readers. Packed with brightly coloured, silly and eye catching monsters ( all very friendly monsters!). The Monster Book of Colours teaches all the primary colours ( as well as a few more) with the help of these friendly monsters!

All the images in the book have been beautifully illustrated by Calvin Innes, the man behind the Tiny Twisted Tales collection.

The Monster Book Of Numbers by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Learn the numbers one through to ten, and then a few more besides, with the help of lots and lots of fantastic little monsters. A great way to teach young children to count.

Packed with silly and eye catching monsters (they are all very friendly monsters), the books are an ideal as a read-along with very young children just starting to discover books. Designed as a silly and fun alternative to traditional pre-school books, The Monster Book Of range are a monstrously fun way to learn….

All the images in the book have been beautifully illustrated by Calvin Innes, the man behind the Tiny Twisted Tales collection.

The Shum Shums by Rich McWatt. Illustrations by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Within the stories there are underlying messages, in The Shum Shum’s New Chums it is about accepting people different to you (racism), Diddy Shum Shum Stands Tall is around bullying, The Shum Shum’s Big Tums is concerned with physical activity and healthy eating whereas the initial story touches on the environment.
The educational packs are all mapped to the National Curriculum and are suitable for both KS1 and 2.

The Shum Shums series of picture books and education packs are illustrated by UK illustrator, Calvin Innes.

The Shum Shums by Rich McWatt. Illustrations by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Within the stories there are underlying messages, in The Shum Shum’s New Chums it is about accepting people different to you (racism), Diddy Shum Shum Stands Tall is around bullying, The Shum Shum’s Big Tums is concerned with physical activity and healthy eating whereas the initial story touches on the environment.
The educational packs are all mapped to the National Curriculum and are suitable for both KS1 and 2.

The Shum Shums series of picture books and education packs are illustrated by UK illustrator, Calvin Innes.

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The Shum Shums by Rich McWatt. Illustrations by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Within the stories there are underlying messages, in The Shum Shum’s New Chums it is about accepting people different to you (racism), Diddy Shum Shum Stands Tall is around bullying, The Shum Shum’s Big Tums is concerned with physical activity and healthy eating whereas the initial story touches on the environment.
The educational packs are all mapped to the National Curriculum and are suitable for both KS1 and 2.

The Shum Shums series of picture books and education packs are illustrated by UK illustrator, Calvin Innes.

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The Shum Shums by Rich McWatt. Illustrations by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

Within the stories there are underlying messages, in The Shum Shum’s New Chums it is about accepting people different to you (racism), Diddy Shum Shum Stands Tall is around bullying, The Shum Shum’s Big Tums is concerned with physical activity and healthy eating whereas the initial story touches on the environment.
The educational packs are all mapped to the National Curriculum and are suitable for both KS1 and 2.

The Shum Shums series of picture books and education packs are illustrated by UK illustrator, Calvin Innes.

The Zany Zoo, book cover illustration by Calvin innes - Children's book by Calvin Innes

The Zany Zoo is a song book for children and youth music groups. Zack’s Zoo is due to open, but he refuses to open the gates to the public until all the animals have passed their Standard Animal Tests.

The animals, meanwhile, are behaving in far from ‘standard’ ways – and some of them are downright wacky!

This is one of a number of covers I’ve illustrated for Starshine Music over the last few years. I’ve drawn everything from nativity scenes to the Pied Piper for various projects.

Final Nine - The Comic book series by Anish Patel and Calvin Innes

Final 9 comic book – Written by Anisha Patel, illustrated by Calvin Innes. One of four issues of the comic book series I worked on.

Final Nine - The Comic book series by Anish Patel and Calvin Innes

Final 9 comic book – Written by Anisha Patel, illustrated by Calvin Innes. One of four issues of the comic book series I worked on.

Final Nine - The Comic book series by Anish Patel and Calvin Innes

Final 9 comic book – Written by Anisha Patel, illustrated by Calvin Innes. One of four issues of the comic book series I worked on.

Final Nine - The Comic book series by Anish Patel and Calvin Innes

Final 9 comic book – Written by Anisha Patel, illustrated by Calvin Innes. One of four issues of the comic book series I worked on.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

Gorgeous George book covr and illustrations by Calvin Innes. Children's books by Calvin Innes

One of a number of books and ebooks I illustrated for the Gorgeous George series of children’s books.

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