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Ted Dewan is possibly the only full-time book illustrator with an Ivy League engineering degree and five years experience teaching physics (see..biography). His illustration work for adults and young adults ranges from books with QI, the BBC hit series, to collaborating with Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford University professors specialising in psychology and biological engineering. His longest-standing collaborator is Dr Robert Ornstein, with whom he has done four books.

"It's a privilege to have worked with some of the USA's great brains as well as the UK's greatest wits on the QI books. Working with people like this can make me feel comparatively unfunny and stupid sometimes, but they dont seem to notice." Ted Dewan

He hopes to find a collaborator to work on the psychology of motorists, which ties in with his work as a road-justice campaigner and amateur shared-space enthusiast (see www.roadwitch.org.uk)

If you're a science writer and would like to discuss a project, please ...contact Ted directly

QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance
by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
illustrated by Ted Dewan

Join the QI team for an off-road safari through a hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom, armed with illuminating illustrations and diagrams by award-winning artist Ted Dewan. Meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the end of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, ..The Book of Animal Ignorance ..has arrived just in time.

Foreword by Stephen Fry, and a Forepaw by Alan Davies.

The QI Annual 2010
by John Lloyd (editor) et al
Ted Dewan (Contributing Illustrator)

A festive funbag of F stuff, featuring Fantasy Football with Alan Davies, Food Foraging the Sean Lock way, Jimmy Carr's Famous Fannies, Romantic Ronni Ancona and Rob Brydon's Foto-Feature, Fags of the World (as used by Jo Brand), Fry's Forebrain forensically filleted by Phill Jupitus and a 'How-to-Use Furniture' masterclass with Rowan Atkinson. Plus a farrago of fruit, fish, frogs, fountains, feet, fragrance, fingers, fallacies, fairy tales, Frankenstein ... You get the idea!

The QI Annual 2009
by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson et al
Ted Dewan (Contributing Illustrator)

A festive funbag of F stuff, featuring Fantasy Football with Alan Davies, Food Foraging the Sean Lock way, Jimmy Carr's Famous Fannies, Romantic Ronni Ancona and Rob Brydon's Foto-Feature, Fags of the World (as used by Jo Brand), Fry's Forebrain forensically filleted by Phill Jupitus and a 'How-to-Use Furniture' masterclass with Rowan Atkinson. Plus a farrago of fruit, fish, frogs, fountains, feet, fragrance, fingers, fallacies, fairy tales, Frankenstein ... You get the idea!

The QI Annual 2008
by John Lloyd (Author), Stephen Fry (Collaborator)
Ted Dewan (Contributing Illustrator)

Imagine an edition of "The Guinness Book of Records" selected by a panel of stand-up comedians. The QI Annual 2008 is packed with original contributions from Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Jo Brand, Bill Bailey and other regular guests on the show, with games to play at home, puzzles, cartoon strips, mini-encyclopaedias, how-to diagrams and masses of QI facts. If you want to read Julian Clary's poetry about the Queen, Roger Law's musings on flatulent kangaroos, or have often wondered how you might make a waterproof apron out of a whale's foreskin, your Christmas gift dilemma has just been solved. Warning: very silly indeed. Will offend dullards, whales and parents in no particular order.

Mindreal:
How the Mind Creates Its Own Virtual Reality
by Robert Ornstein with Ted Dewan
illustrations by Ted Dewan

The mind is nothing like what you’ve been taught to believe. There are many different access routes into it, and understanding its overall simplifications and policies can make you operate better and more effectively manage yourself and your own thought processes, as well as manage other people." -

This is a book that shows, in simple detail, one of the most startling findings of modern science: We don’t experience the world as it is, but as virtual reality. And while much of the latest scientific work demonstrates this, as do many of the classical psychological illusions, it is an important meeting point for students of the mind, brain, philosophy and religion because, as we can now see in light of this book, all these disciplines begin at the same place.

The Evolution of Consciousness:
The Origins of the Way We Think
by Robert Ornstein, illustrated by Ted Dewan

Based on his life's research, Robert Ornstein provides a look at the evolution of the mind. He explains that we are not rational but adaptive, and that it is Darwin, not Freud, who is the central scientist of the brain. Our minds have evolved to help us survive, not to reason. At the same time, our individual worlds have developed our minds and destroyed many of our natural abilities.

Axemaker's Gift:
Technology's Capture and Control of Our Minds and Culture
by James Burke and Robert Ornstein
illustrated by Ted Dewan

"The axemakers appeared about four million years ago here, on the only planet in the solar system capable of sustaining them ..."

Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think
by Marc Hauser, illustrated by Ted Dewan

Do animals think? Can they count? Do they have emotions? Do they feel anger, frustration, hurt or sorrow? Are they bound by any moral code? Professor Hauser offers answers to these questions, using insights from evolutionary theory and cognitive science to examine animal thought. Treating animals as neither machines devoid of feeling nor as extensions of humans, but as independant beings driven by their own complex impulses, Hauser examines animal "thought".

The Roots of the Self
by Robert Ornstein, illustrated by Ted Dewan
HarperSanFrancisco (24 April 1995)

Ornstein marshals the evidence for a new science of the self that tries to understand the myriad ways in which individuals become who they are. Drawing on examples and scientific studies, Ornstien sets out recent findings from genetics, evolutionary biology, and psychology to take us on a guided tour of human develoment. The book covers topics such as: why some people meet new people with enthusiasm; why some people start shopping for Christmas in August while others wait until the last minute; or why some relax with TV or books and others with daredevil sports.