David Melling is one of my favourite picture book author/illustrators and I absolutely love Hugless Douglas. He’s a cute character who children and adults love. There’s even a very cool Hugless Douglas app, with the story read by the wonderful Alan Davies.
David has a great website (www.davidmelling.co.uk) where you can find out more about him and his work, and you can even buy some very reasonably-priced prints (I’ve got the Hugless Douglas one on my wall). I’d love to have a giant Hugless Douglas costume like the one on his blog. I’ll have to try and convince my library to buy one.