Carrie May was honoured to be asked to illustrate Abi Elphinstone's World Book Day title Ever Dark published by Simon & Schuster. Carrie's stunning cover transports us to another world, making her ethereal style a great choice for this enthralling tale.
Natalia Zaratiegui worked with the design team at Yellow Jacket Press to create this striking cover for Skylark and Wallflower by Anne O'Brien Carelli. Natalia's timeless style was the perfect choice for this middle grade novel that alternates between war time and the present day.
Florian Schommer was commissioned by Penguin Press to create artwork for ‘Day of the Oprichnik’ and ‘The Blizzard’, two novels by contemporary Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin, published as Penguin Modern Classics in November 2018.
Arena have represented Joe Lillington for two years and in that time he has emerged as a go-to illustrator for historical non-fiction books for children. With his forthcoming book Ancient Warriors written by Iris Volant and published by Flying Eye Books hitting the shelves in August, Joe takes some time out to discuss his process and where he finds inspiration over on Arena’s blog here. The interview includes time-lapse videos of some of the work in progress he did on the spreads from Ancient Warriors.
Naomi McCavitt is a brilliant new artist on Artist Partners books, and she has recently been commissioned to produce this stunning image because of her beautiful painting and knowledgable skills in Botanical illustration.
The Pirates of Scurvy Sands is Jonny Duddle’s swashbuckling sequel to his bestselling The Pirates Next Door and it’s OUT NOW! We welcome back the loveable pirate family the Jolley-Rogers who invite Matilda to get away from Dull-on-Sea and join them on a voyage across the sea. They land on the pirate holiday island of Scurvy Sands, run by pirates and exclusively for… PIRATES.