Hello and thank you for coming to have a look at my website.
My name is Malou Bonicos. I am an illustrator, writer and creator of intellectual property for children’s television programmes.
Drawing since I was three years old.
My Dad and his Mum, (my Yiayia-Granny) arrived in London from Greece soon after the end of World War Two.
I am the Daughter of the late, great Douglas Bonicos. Film and Television News Editor, Entrepreneur. Superhero
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 eleven years old.
Sister of Varon Bonicos. Film Director. Writer and Photographer.
I attended Foundation and Degree courses 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:
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
Chelsea Football Club
Chas and Dave
Cosgrove Hall Films
Ebury Wine Bars PLC
European Event Organisation
Gallery Five Greeting Card Company
Grand Metropolitan Retail
Hot off the Press Printers
London Club Awards
London Illustrated News
London Restaurant Awards
Marquees over London
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
Royal Academy of Music
Saint Mary the Boltons Church
Scribbler Stationery Company
Shell Film and Video Unit
Southern Star Distribution
The Big Strawberry
The Phone Book
The Savoy Hotel London
Thomson Local Phone Directory
Tony Cuthbert Films
Video Collection International
Womans Own Magazine
Wren Press Bespoke Printers & Stationers
Young Lions Publishers
Selection of Children’s Books I have Illustrated and Written:
Peter Pockets Adventures on Play Island
Written and Illustrated by Malou Bonicos
Minnie Hoppa. A LITTLE bus on a BIG Adventure!
Written by John Carr Illustrated by Malou Bonicos
Where does the Queen go on holiday?
Written by Guy Ker Illustrated by Malou Bonicos
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Bayswater Road Sunday Art Exhibition
Camden Arts Centre
Mel Calman’s Cartoon Gallery
Mum and Dad’s House
Yiayia and Pappou’s House!
Animated Children’s Television Programmes
My original Map of the Wot-a-Lots Woods on Wot-an-Island
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!
x65 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”
My original drawing of Wot-a-Well
The Beeps Colouring In and Activity Page
The Beeps® were originally broadcast daily in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 Milkshake! Subsequently distributed internationally by Southern Star 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 and design a whole new world, all the characters, backgrounds and accessories for an exciting new preschool animated series called The Angels Of Jarm.
18th November 2007 saw the Terrestrial Television Premiere broadcast of The Angels of Jarm in the UK on Channel 5 Milkshake!
Some of my original character designs for the Angels and Children of Jarm
Angels of Jarm Activity Page
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
Copyright (c) Malou Bonicos 1982-2021. All Rights Reserved.