OLIVER JEFFERS | WHAT! WE CONQUERED FRANCE! Just out of the frame of this image is Oliver's To-Do-List. Written on the chalkboard in his trademark penmanship, a refined children's script, it reads 'Conquer France' - a subtle but friendly wee jab at the French director of The Invisible Dog. Oliver is a witty Irishman from Belfast who can illustrate one hell of a children's book and who can paint one hell of a portrait of a Hasidic Jew wearing shiny Reebok Pumps.