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Adam Stower and King Coo nominated for the Alligators Mouth Awards

It has been a thrilling time for awards nominations and the excitement continues with the announcement of the Alligators Mouth Awards for Highly Illustrated Fiction. This year we are delighted that Adam Stower's King Coo: The Curse of the Mummy’s Gold, published by David Fickling Books is on the long-list for this exciting new award.

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Levi Pinfold shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

The CILIP Kate Greenaway shortlist has been announced, we always await the listings with baited breath hoping to see some of our supremely talented illustrators recognised for this prestigious award. This year Levi Pinfold has made this prestigious shortlist for his stunning collaboration with author David Almond in The Dam, published by Walker Studio.

Celebrating the best in children’s writing and illustration respectively, the Medals are unique in being judged by children’s librarians, while the Shadowers’ Choice Award, recently added to the Awards ceremony celebrations, is voted for by children and young people who shadow the Medals. The 40-strong list of titles for the 2020 Medals (20 on each longlist) was selected from a total of 162 nominations, read by an expert volunteer team of 14 children's and youth librarians from across the UK.

Levi Pinfold is represented by Arena Illustration. You can view his portfolio here.

Ori’s Stars, a breath-taking new picture book by Kristyna Litten

We are thrilled to showcase a breath-taking stand-out new picture book by Arena illustrator Kristyna Litten, so for those seeking a little magic and wonderment, Ori’s Stars written and illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Simon and Schuster.

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Happy Christmas from us all at Arena Illustration

We wish all of our wonderful clients and brilliant illustrators a Very Happy Christmas.

We’ve had an amazing 2019 with super success stories and brilliant debuts, our illustrators work harder than Santa’s elves to meet deadlines, perform at festivals and events all over the country and still have time for Inktober! We are so proud of their many achievements.

Thanks to TomislavTomic for the beautiful Christmas Tree from his illustrations for The Nutcracker

Tomislav is represented by Arena Illustration for more information please email info@arenaillustration.com

Alex T Smith’s Mr Penguin is back with a brand new adventure.

Back in his third epic adventure Alex T SmithsMr Penguin and his sidekick Colin take to the high seas in this beautifully produced illustrated fiction series published by Hachette Children’s Books Mr Penguin and the Catasprophic Cruise is available in all good bookshops and libraries now.

Dressed in his absolute best bow tie Mr. Penguin is boarding a luxury cruise ship. He doesn’t like water, and he can’t swim, but his friend Colin is performing with the Ladies Choir on board – and anyway, Mr Penguin feels like a rest after some busy Adventuring. What’s more, fish finger sandwiches are apparently available twenty-four hours a day. Heaven!

But despite the glamorous film stars and party atmosphere, Mr Penguin can’t help but feel that something shifty is happening on board. And when he befriends a young stowaway with a mystery of her own to solve, he soon finds that Adventures are lying in wait after all …

This action-packed adventure series beautifully showcases Alex's skill for character design and his clever use of the space on the page really brings this hilarious slapstick stories to life. His talent for storytelling is something to behold alongside his masterful illustration skills making this hugely popular series a sure-fire hit with readers young and old.

Alex T Smith is represented by Arena Illustration

 

Welcoming Marie-Alice Harel to Arena Illustration

It is said that stories are told eye to eye, heart to heart and mind to mind, this Scottish proverb is at the very essence of the work of our newest Arena Illustrator.
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning illustrator and storyteller Marie-Alice Harel to Arena Illustration,presenting her exquisite illustrations, masterful storytelling and stunning new online portfolio.
Award-winning French illustrator Marie-Alice Harel began her full time career in illustration in Edinburgh in 2016 where she had first settled as a Geosciences PhD and researcher. Her ethereal watercolour illustrations exude a magical transience which capture the imagination.
With storytelling at the heart of her illustration practice, Marie-Alice draws inspiration from exotic cultures, fascinating historical archives, fantasy, mysticism and her own personal life experiences. This skill for creating stories first made its appearance in a series of exquisite limited edition books.
Winning the prestigious Book Illustration Competition in 2019 for illustrating Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones published by The Folio Society, Marie-Alice's stunning illustration work is much in demand and lends itself beautifully to a wealth of publishing and design projects. This lavish edition of a fantastical tale includes an introduction by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick and perfectly showcases her delicate dreamlike style. Watch their YouTube Video HERE

 

 

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