Mark Chambers On His Creative Career

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.

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Behind the Book with Daniel Duncan

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Fresh, new author/illustrator, Daniel Duncan’s debut picture book, SOUTH, was warmly received at the recent book launch with US based children’s publishing house, Abrams — held at The Bright Emporium. The story is calm and gentle, the illustrations full of depth and emotion. Already proving to be a hit, and with fantastic reviews, we thought it might be an idea to ask Dan to join us for a Storytime Sunday. So before the event, which will be on Sunday 2nd July, here’s a little more about the talented Daniel Duncan…

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Rocking Around The Book With Author, Illustrator (+ Musician) Tom Knight!

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(Early cover art concept for Jimmy Finnigan by Tom Knight, published by Templar)


Tom Knight is one of life’s true creatives, both artistically and musically — when he’s not drawing he will be playing an instrument of some sort. His background is in graphic design, which gave him a great understanding of form and layout — something that is much harder than it looks.
Tom’s new book, Jimmy Finnigan’s Wild Wood Band, published by Templar is quite simply brilliant: small time village, lots of rules, no fun at all… until Jimmy finds a motley crew (Not thatMotley Crew) But a group of unlikely looking musicians who are about to help him shake things up!

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The Stars, The Sun, and a Little Owl: Behind the Book with Karl Newson & Migy Blanco

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Illustrator Migy Blanco has teamed up with author Karl Newson in creating a beautifully illustrated story — perfect for bedtime reading.

Migy Blanco’s colour palette is so warm, he transports you to countries with tropical climes, creating pictures it’d be nice to step into for a while — especially if you live in a built up city like London.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones book prize in 2016 with Lorraine Carey for Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad Wolf, also published by Nosy Crow, there will be great promise forHere Comes The Sun. 

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What do Caterpillars Dream of? Meet Bright Artist Clive McFarland

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Since Clive McFarland was little he only wanted to draw things. He grew up in Northern Ireland and studied at Liverpool School of Art and Design. Surviving endless paper cuts, he passed his degree and, after a series of other jobs, finally began working as an illustrator.We chatted with Clive about his latest publication, Caterpillar Dreams, a beautiful tale of a caterpillar who dreams of seeing the world beyond his garden. Caterpillar Dreams was met with rave reviews!

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