Best known for his Jane And The Dragon book series, Martin Baynton is a writer and illustrator of children’s books. He has over 40 published titles with leading publishing houses including Walker Books, Scholastic and Harper Collins. His latest picture book, Dragon Island, was launched by the Children’s Commissioner and deals with the issue of confronting violence. Martin also writes for the stage and for TV, and fifteen years ago he began creating TV shows based on his books, and founded Pukeko Pictures with Richard Taylor and Tania Rogers of Weta Workshop. Martin is Chief Creative Officer at Pukeko Pictures, responsible for the creative development of all new properties.