Written by Garrick Webster
Jessica Courtney-Tickle is an incredible talent. Her soft and misty landscapes are dream-like and comforting. The perfect, peaceful way to send little ones off to sleep at night. Her debut picture book is due out in February and published by Egmont. The theme is environmentally friendly as is the material from which the book is made; Egmont use paper sourced from sustainable forests, which is the first message you see on opening the book.
Handsome Frank have been busy creating their new website, which launched last week. Tom Robinson, co-founder of Handsome Frank explained - our website is our 'shop window', so it's important it always looks the best it can. The images are large and uncluttered plus it's very easy for visitors to navigate through our roster of artists quickly with minimal clicks. We want our site to be a real visual treat for all that come to explore it.
Rosie was commissioned from across the pond , by INSTYLE magazine to create a series of on trend illustrations for their September issue . These are such a refreshing use of illustration and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Hugely proud of Rosie, and a delighted client as well !
This edition of “The Insider” takes a look at Bright artist Steph Laberis’ successful partnership with Little Golden Books. Since 1942, the renowned company has been publishing beloved books for children, including two of our favorites, My Little Golden Book About Sharks and The Little Grumpy Cat that Wouldn’t. Read on for Steph’s thoughts on collaboration, design, and capturing the essence of Grumpy Cat:
THIS WEEK author and illustrator, Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale and Grandad’s Island, launched his highly anticipated picture book, The Storm Whale in Winter. Benji describes the book as being like the journey home; just asStorm Whale takes us out to sea, the sequel carries us back, as we find that Noi’s kind deed to the little whale was never forgotten.
Nostalgic and gentle, this book is beautifully crafted, with filmic, sometimes panoramic illustrations and a plot line that will give the reader goosebumps (in a good way) — so strong is the message and sense of there being a true friendship between boy and whale.
So after a wonderful book launch, hosted by our brilliant colleagues at Simon and Schuster, and in anticipation of our cosy Christmas story time, where Benji will be reading us his heart-warming story, I wanted to find out a little bit more about the man behind the books… LM
Phosphor Art's Tiago Galo has been gaining a lot of attention lately, with features on websites such as It's Nice That, Illustration Age, Creative Boom and more. His work is constantly evolving so we thought you might like to learn a little bit more about this exciting new illustrator and his work...