Every October in the UK, for the past 30 years, we’ve remembered Black History and commemorated achievements made by people of colour. Not so long ago, America saw its first black President. From that incredible shift in history came quite a blow, as in the US, Trump came to power, whilst over in the UK we battle on in the face of Brexit.
Award-winning book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield narrated by Joanna Lumley in new orchestral production with animated film.
I knew I’d love The Grotlyn. It’s nostalgic — think Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s Happy Families or Burglar Bill, only with an edge, and a thrill of the macabre. Dickensian London is captured so beautifully, it’s already filmic in it’s composition.
Art Is Never the Easy Option, Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Differently . . .
Mark Chambers has been with Bright from the very beginning. Through sheer determination, hard work and an ability to adapt and develop his style over time, he has made illustration his career, and a successful one at that.
From the point at which an artist signs with Bright; from early development — to their first illustration project — to the moment their career blossoms, is a wonderful journey to follow.
Sarah Jennings’ illustrations are full of line and movement — her characters springing into action at each turn of the page.