Simon Bartram’s Theatre Alibi Poster: Olive & The Dream Train

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Simon Bartram has illustrated the poster and promotional material for Theatre Alibi's new play, Olive & The Dream Train. Simon's surreal interpretation of the brief fits the style and content of the play perfectly and his portrayal of Olive turned out bear an uncanny resemblance to the actor playing the lead part.


Adam Stower’s Troll and the Oliver at Cartoon Forum 2015


Arena is very excited that another of our talented artist's, Adam Stower, was also at this year's Cartoon Forum. The trailer forTroll and the Oliver, based on Adam's picture book was pitched to the group of broadcasters as a special, one-off 26 minute animation by Grid Animation in Belgium, in collaboration with Zooper Film and Tinker Labs. Aimed at 6 to 8 year old children, the TV special will be a 3D computer animation.


Jonny Duddle & Cyber Group Studios Present Gigantosaurus at Cartoon Forum


Bestselling author/illustrator, Jonny Duddle and Cyber Group Studios, presented the Gigantosaurus trailer based on Jonny's picture book at Cartoon Forum 2015 in Toulouse this month. The forum is an event where all the great and the good of the European animation world gather together to pitch their projects to broadcasters and investors.


Frances Castle: A Kid’s Guide to IWM London


Frances Castle was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to create illustrations for their new Kid's Guide to their London museum. The book is aimed at children aged 7 to 11 and had to be accessible and appealing to both girls and boys. IWM London re-opened  it's doors after a refurbishment in July 2014, in time for the Centenary of the First World War and Frances' brief was to interpret the newly designed atrium with it's displays of iconic planes and other objects. She also produced a series of comic strips telling stories of people's experience of war and conflict up to the present day.


Alex T Smith: Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!



Alex T Smith's seventh book in his bestselling Claude series, Lights! Camera! Action! is Waterstones Children's Book of the Month! Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can!



Steve May Illustrates Dennis The Menace: Canine Carnage

Prankmaster General is back again in The Diary of Dennis The Menace: Canine Carnage. This is the fifth book in the successful series written by Steven Butler and illustrated by the very talented Steve May. Steve's illustrations almost leap off the page with an energy that equals the comic writing.



Just Published: Thomas Flintham’s Animal Colours

Thomas Flintham has excelled himself with his latest toddler book, Animal Colours, (Scholastic) the third book in this delightful Animal series. His sense of design and beautiful use of colour will capture the imagination of even the smallest reader. Thomas cleverly uses a limited palette taking the colour of the animal from one spread through to the next and mixing it with another colour, just take a look below at a few selected eye-catching spreads.

The Adventures of Long Arm illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff

Aleksei Bitskoff illustrates, The Adventures of Long Arm (Scholastic), a tale about schoolboy Ricky Mitre who is very naughty and gets into all sorts of trouble! After a bizarre toilet cleaning incident where his arm gets sucked into the U-bend, Ricky finds that when he takes it out again, it's many times its normal length. And so the superhero Long Arm is born!

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Written by TV presenters SAM & MARK, this laugh-out-loud adventure is brought to life perfectly by Aleksei Bitskoff's hilarious characterisation. 

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