Hello and thank you for coming to have a look at my website.
My name is Malou Bonicos. I am an illustrator and writer. Creator of intellectual property for children’s television programmes.
Drawing since I was three years old.
I am the Daughter of the late, great Douglas Bonicos. Film and Television News Editor, Entrepreneur & Superhero
My Dad and his Mum, (my Yiayia-Granny) arrived in London from Greece just before the end of World War 2.
Varon Bonicos, Film Director, Writer and Photographer is my Brother.
Natural born Londoner and very proud of my Greek Ancestry too. Idyllic childhood in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Summers in Greece and North Wales. Family returned to London when I was 11 years old.
Every Saturday morning, from the age of 11 to 16 I went to Clay Modelling Classes at The Chelsea Pottery in Radnor Walk, SW3. I really loved going to The Chelsea Pottery.
I attended a Foundation and a Degree course at Chelsea School of Art. Mentored by Sir Hugh Casson.
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Happy and proud to say that Elliot Grove, the Founder of Raindance Film Festival considers me to be one of the Early Raindancers https://www.raindance.org/7-ways-you-can-help-raindance/
PREVIOUS CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Asim & Co
Ben de Lisi
Blue Swan Films Ltd
Bob Godfrey Films
Bodley Head Children’s Books
Campaign Paintball Sport
Cassell Publishers Ltd
Central Independent TV
Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd
Chas and Dave
Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea Physic Garden
Cosgrove Hall Films
Ebury Wine Bars PLC
European Event Organisation
Gallery Five Greeting Card Company
GD Design & Print
General Electric Company plc
Grand Metropolitan Retail
Gruner & Jahr
Hot off the Press Printers
London Academy of Performing Arts
London Club Awards
London Illustrated News
London Restaurant Awards
Marquees over London
Million Dollar Clothing Co
Minet / Cigna Insurance Company
Moore Park Deli
Music Collection International
National Magazine Company
Paperlink Greeting Card Company
Procter & Procter
Queens Park Rangers Football Club
Quitting Hollywood Greeting Card Company
Quo Vadis London
QVC UK Television Shopping Channel
Random House Publishing
RBKC Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea
Road Runner Roller Blades
Royal Academy of Music
Saint Mary the Boltons Church
Scribbler Stationery Company
Shell Film and Video Unit
Southern Star Distribution
Strongberg Entertainment / The Gallery
Tempus House of Publishing
The Big Strawberry
The Phone Book
The Savoy Hotel London
Thomson Local Phone Directory
Tony Cuthbert Films
Video Collection International
West London Shooting Grounds
Womans Own Magazine
Womans Weekly Magazine
Woolwich Property Services
Wren Press Bespoke Printers & Stationers
Young Lions Publishers
SELECTION OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS I HAVE ILLUSTRATED & WRITTEN
Minnie Hoppa A LITTLE bus on a BIG Adventure! Written by John Carr Illustrated by me
Where does the Queen go on holiday?* Written by Guy Ker Illustrated by me. *This book was especially written to Celebrate The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
2022-2027: RBKC Platinum Jubilee Collection. To Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II 70 years on the Throne. View by Appointment only.
The Civic Gallery. Kensington Town Hall. Hornton Street. London W8.
Institute of Contemporary Arts. The Mall. London SW1.
(Group Competition Exhibition when I was 15 years old)
Bayswater Road Sunday Art Exhibition. Every Sunday. London W2
Camden Arts Centre. London NW3
Under The Canopy/Flyover. Every Saturday. Portobello Road Market. London W11
Chenil Galleries. London SW3
Mel Calman’s Cartoon Gallery. London WC1
Mum and Dad’s House
The Beeps. All Rights Owned by Malou Bonicos.
The Beeps. Copyright © Malou Bonicos. All Rights Reserved.
MY ORIGINAL MAP OF THE WOT-A-LOTS WOODS
I soaked the paper I drew the Map on in tea to create an antique parchment effect
WOT-A-LOT OF BEEPS IN THE SNOW!
x67 11 minute CGI Episodes were made for Channel 5 Milkshake!
My original watercolour and ink drawing of the Six Singing Sockroaches “Doray” “Mee” “Fahsoh” “Lah” “Tee” “Doh”
CGI interpretation of my Singing Sockroaches drawing
MY ORIGINAL DRAWING OF WOT-A-WELL
THE BEEPS ACTIVITY PAGES
The Beeps® were originally broadcast daily in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 Milkshake! Subsequently distributed internationally by Southern Star Distribution and Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
Here are some of the countries my lovely Citizens of the World, my Wot-Beeps have visited:
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso
🇨🇻 Cape Verde Islands
🇨🇫 Central African Republic
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea
🇪🇺 Europe (Hotbird footprint)
🇬🇼 Guinea Bissau
🇨🇮 Ivory Coast
Middle East (Arabsat/Nilesat)
🇳🇿 New Zealand
🇸🇭 Saint Helena
🇸🇹 Sao Tome & Principe
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone
🇿🇦 South Africa
🇰🇷 South Korea
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇪🇭 Western Sahara
In the Spring of 2007 the Controller of Channel 5 Children’s Programmes asked if I would like to create design a whole new world, all characters, backgrounds and accessories for an exciting new preschool animated show called The Angels of Jarm. I eagerly accepted and started creating straight away!
18th November 2007 Terrestrial Television Premiere broadcast of The Angels of Jarm in the UK on Channel 5 Milkshake!
SELECTION OF MY ORIGINAL ANGELS OF JARM CHARACTERS
ANGELS OF JARM ACTIVITY PAGES
Angels of Jarm Recipes including:
Fluffy Cloud Pie
Divine Date and Oat Biscuits
ANGELS OF JARM TITLES CLIP
Very big thank you to Stanleys http://www.stanleys.london for transcoding Angels of Jarm Titles Clip
Born to Draw!
Inspriration Creation Integrity
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