Korky Paul was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1951 into a family of seven children. His real name is Hamish Vigne Christie Paul. He enjoyed a wild and privileged childhood in the African Bushveldt. At an early age he was reading comic books and scribbling cartoons.
Korky Paul has very quickly become a well-known figure in the children’s book world and he is especially popular with the young children who read his books and are carried away into a fantasy world by the illustrations.