An Interview With Emerging Young Illustrator – Joe Lillington

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.

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Frances Castle Illustrates Journeys of Discovery for Wide Eyed Editions


Frances Castle returns with a second fun and fact-packed non-fiction book in the Spot the Mistake series published by Wide Eyed Editions this month. Journeys of Discover is a lavish and large format, fully illustrated hardback which provides readers with an immersive, puzzle solving experience with a variety of red herrings, misplaced props and out of context objects cleverly hidden within each spread.

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Levi Pinfold Illustrates New Hogwarts House Editions of the Chamber of Secrets

We celebrate the launch of the new covers of the 20th Anniversary editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, produced in the vibrant house colours and illustrated by Levi Pinfold. Bloomsbury will release the new house editions this summer in both hardback and softcover versions with the choice of Gryffindor red, Slytherin green, Ravenclaw blue, and Hufflepuff yellow.

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The SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2018, Part 2 July 4 – 7

The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) is delighted to be working in partnership with New Designers 2018.

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Emily Fox Illustrates Fabio: The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective

You’ll need your sunglasses on for this new fiction series published by Bloomsbury! Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective, written by Laura James is beautifully illustrated by Emily Fox in eye-catching neon pinks and greens.

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Simon Bartram’s New Picture Book: RUFUS!

Simon Bartram, creator of the award-winning best-selling Bob, Man on the Moon has a brand new picture book out - RUFUS, published by Templar. Rufus is a very keen and very green but not a very mean monster who really wants to find a real deal peopley person of his very own to scare!

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Anna Chernyshova Illustrates Catch That Egg!

Spring is in the air in Catch That Egg! And Anna Chernyshova’s lively illustrations seem to spring from every page of this delightful bloom-filled picture book written by Lucy Rowland and published by Macmillan.

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