Hello and thank you for coming to have a look at my website.
My name is Malou Bonicos. I am an illustrator 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.
Natural born Londoner and very proud of my Greek Ancestry too. Childhood in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Summers in Greece and North Wales. Family returned to London when I was eleven years old.
I am the daughter of the late, great Douglas Bonicos. Film and Television News Editor, Entrepreneur and Superhero
I am the 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.
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
Endemol Worldwide Distribution
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
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
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
Viacom International Media Networks
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
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
Camden Arts Centre
Mel Calman’s Cartoon Gallery
Mum and Dad’s House
Yiayia and Pappoo’s House!
Animated Children’s TV Programmes
Southern Star Flyer publicising The Beeps
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 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 then by 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 Nick Wilson, Controller of Channel 5 Children’s Programmes approached me and 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 they were planning 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!
I am proud to tell you that thirteen years later in 2020, the lovely Angels of Jarm are still being broadcast!
Some of my original character designs for Children of Jarm
Angels of Jarm Colouring In and Activity Page
Angels of Jarm Recipes including:
Fluffy Cloud Pie
Divine Date and Oat Biscuits
Angels of Jarm Titles Clip
Inspiration Creation Integrity
Copyright (c) Malou Bonicos 1984-2020. All Rights Reserved.