Timothy Ide is an Adelaide-based illustrator. He is best known locally for his work as a sketch artist for the TV News, capturing some of South Australia’s most notorious cases over the last thirty years.
Timothy has also illustrated a number of children’s books, one of which, Tom the Outback Mailman written by Kristin Weidenbach and published by Hachette in 2012 won the Eve Pownall CBCA award in 2013. His most recent children’s books are King of the Outback, the Story of Sidney Kidman (2017), also by Kristin Weidenbach, Born to Fly (2019) by Beverley McWilliams and The Lanternist (2021) with Stephen Orr, all published by MidnightSun Publishing; as well as Max Fatchen’s A Country Christmas and Fiona McIntosh’s Fantastica: Shapeshifter series.
Medieval Monsters and Other Creatures published by MidnightSun in 2023, is his first book as both author and illustrator.
When he is not illustrating, Timothy enjoys wargaming and role-playing games. He practises armoured medieval fighting with the Society for Creative Anachronism.