Checkmate Books is the on-line home of John Minnion, graphic artist, illustrator, caricaturist and typographical designer.

John draws pictures, publishes books of pictures, and gives Powerpoint pictureshows.

John no longer does commissioned work, but we have a whole load of pictures - mainly caricatures - that are available to be re-used.


These books are all high quality productions filled with illustrations printed in rich black on pure white paper. They are entertaining and informative and they make great presents. They don't cost too much and they are easily and safely ordered on-line from almost anywhere in the world. Look at books.

In fact, from August 2010, ALL THE PRICES HAVE COME DOWN for on-line ordering.


John does a variety of presentations combining pictures (especially caricatures), music and animation. Some are illustrated lectures, others are more like animated concerts. They are all entertaining and educational.

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