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Everything You Want to Know About Football! The Football School Returns!

Spike Gerrell is reunited with The Football School team, authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for their latest fun-filled ENCYCLOPEDIA!...

Football School: The Greatest Ever Quiz Book

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Spike Gerrell Strikes for Goal with the Latest Football School Book

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Time for Epic Football Fun Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

It's time to get your footie boots on and be inspired by a brand new collection of true life football stories from the creators of...

Spike Gerrell

Spike Gerrell

Based in North London with his family, some cats and an apiary full of honeybees, Spike has been supplying his 'spiky nosed' illustrations to a whole host of clients since graduating from Central Saint Martins.

A firm grounding in quick turn-around editorial work, with ridiculously short deadlines has kept his work fresh and adaptable. His thoughtful use of humour and his ability to translate the most complex of subjects into an easily digestible, and appropriate, visual form allows him to tackle the most diverse range of briefs for a wide range of clients. He is equally at home working in children’s publishing, most notably for his black and white illustrations that bring to life the best-selling Football School non-fiction series written by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton.

Spike's original and inventive world is peopled with a constantly evolving cast of characters and Heath Robinson-style machines. There are genetically challenged humanoids, be-masked animals from long abandoned gene pools and minions with a propensity for wearing full body balaclavas and hard hats.

Spike can be found on Twitter and Instagram where you will be treated to not only an abundance of doodles but also some amazing rock-balancing sculptures.


  • Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • Hot Key Books
  • Magination Press
  • New Scientist
  • Occupational Health Magazine
  • Orchard
  • Oxford University Press
  • Radio Times
  • Scholastic Children's Books
  • Walker Books