Just Published: Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle

Ahoy there, me hearties! This month sees the return of Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door in the publication of the much awaited, The Jolley Rogers and the Cave of Doom, (Templar) written and lavishly illustrated by Jonny Duddle.

While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?

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Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena Illustration

Nila Aye’s fabulous cover artwork for True Face

 Nila Aye illustrated this striking cover for ‘True Face’, which was published earlier this month.

Nila created this bold artwork for this fabulous book by Siobhan Curham, which shows young women how to resist the pressure from the 'perfection police' and take off the masks you wear to proudly reveal your true self to the world.

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 Nila Aye is represented by New Division

Yehrin Tong and Sam Chivers commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong were 2 of the 21 artists commissioned to create stunning artwork featured in the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sam's work explored Lifecycle Design and Yehrin's work investigated Financial Fluidity.

Expo 2020 is about the great things that happen when people collaborate.

To highlight this and explore Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, we invited artists from the Middle East and across the globe to create 21 illustrations that represent key topics within these three areas.

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The illustrations are showcased on 21 bespoke installations located in public spaces around the UAE. Each structure is accompanied by its own interactive touch screen where you can explore the topics and meet the artists.

The breadth of topics demonstrates Expo 2020 Dubai’s wide focus on issues that are relevant to everyone.

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong are represented by Debut Art

Tracy Turnbull illustrates ‘Front Roe’ – the style guide to help make you a leading lady!

A debut book by Louise Roe, the read is one that is intended to give women self-confidence; with tips on how to dress for a first date, what to wear to a job interview, how to apply the perfect cat-eye and much more. Tracy Turnbull leading illustrations are used throughout the book, catching those many moments in a woman's life. The book is out now.

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Tracy Turnbull is represented by Illustration Ltd.

Alexander Jackson Illustrates portraits for BBH

One of Phosphor Art’s latest illustrators was noticed by Mark Reddy and Sarah Pascoe at BBH recently. Alexander illustrated portraits of some of the BBH team in his signature style for a special awards dinner.

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Each team member’s personality shines through in the quirky illustrations which reflect their nicknames through props and clothing. Everybody was very happy with the result – so much so that BBH commissioned two more portraits even after the event had happened.

 

Alexander Jackson is represented by Phosphor Art  

 

Yasmeen Ismail – Official Illustrator of BP National Portrait Award Family Trail 2015

Every year, The National Portrait Gallery runs the BP National Portrait awards – inviting the world to take part in a prestigious & respected competition that more often than not contributes a global portfolio of stunning portraiture.

Alongside this amazing exhibition of hand-picked portraits,  families are invited to take part in their family trail to amuse children and get them interested/understanding art and portraits.  Part of the family trail is made up of illustrated vinyl stickers & a pamphlet type worksheet for kids to draw in, complete with competitions. Each year, a noted creative is chosen to illustrate this family trail – previous illustrators for this project have been Jenni Desmond and Salvatore Rubbino.

It comes to no surprise to us therefore, that our very own Yasmeen Ismail was interviewed and chosen to illustrate the characters for the family trail 2015!

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Yasmeen’s impressive publishing portfolio, her inky/delicate style and vivid use of delectable colour have earned her this honoured position at The National Portrait Gallery.

Congratulations to Yasmeen for another illustration triumph!

The BP portrait awards are in their 36th year and will run between the 18th of June to the 20th of September.

Yasmeen Ismail is represented by Bright Group

Arena Illustration Introduces New Illustrator Serena Malyon

Arena Illustration welcomes Serena Malyon, a talented young Canadian illustrator to our list. Serena's beautiful and lyrical line, gorgeous colour palette and engaging narratives are sure to turn heads. We really hope she will find a good partnership with a publisher who will nurture her unique talent and use her enchanting images to enrich their books. She was named as one of the fantasy art collective, Muddy Colors 2014 Rising Stars and her work has appeared in Spectrum and Communication Arts.

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Serena Malyon is represented by Arena Illustration

Carrie May creates a new look for Fern Britton’s best selling title

We love Carrie May’s cover art for the paperback and ebook editions of 'A Seaside Affair’. Carrie worked with the design team at Harper Collins to create a new look for Fern Britton’s best selling title. Carrie used her trademark textures and experimented with a bolder colour palette to create this charming artwork. 'A Good Catch' Fern's latest release is out at the end of the month, featuring another one of Carrie's stunning artworks.

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Carrie May is represented by New Division

James Taylor creates cover for Eleven Magazine

James Taylor's spectacular photo illustration for the cover of Eleven Magazine.

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"Welcome to Eleven, a new bi-monthly interactive digital football magazine app, showcasing 11 editorials by respected expert global football writers and authors.

 We believe that with the great exposure to the game across the world, serious football fans are looking for exclusive, thoughtful, long-form articles, but with a more personal touch. With the immediacy afforded by an instantly downloadable app and touch-screen interaction, Eleven aims to deliver informative, intelligent, passionate writing, put together in a stylish and inclusive way.

Also throw into the mix, the ambition to find and develop new talented writers, photographers and illustrators. We want to provide a sounding board for an online community through our website and social media platforms; to hear Your Voice and help others to hear it too.

The main features will be insightful, thought-provoking, full of analysis and nostalgia. At the front of the mag we will carry opinion pieces by Musa Okwonga and Jonathan Wilson. The first of four regular sections, Match will take the form of a preview looking at the world’s tastiest derby games from a historical perspective. We look at the managers and players to watch and then review the latest game.

Life is a Pitch.”

 James Taylor is represented by Debut Art

James Grover paints a theatre land mural in Zizzi Ristorante on The Strand.

James's design was for the alcove space where he has represented a selection of the well-known theatres in the area. He says "The focus of the West End 'Theatreland' is of course the shows themselves, however the theatre buildings are often iconic and beautifully grand venues." Using acrylic pens and emulsion, James has drawn St Martin’s Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Queen’s Theatre, Victoria Palace Theatre, Novello Theatre, London Palladium and Palace Theatre, along with characters from some well-known productions. He was also asked to produce a decorative mural for the George Bernard Shaw quote wall, which includes some theatre inspired elements, all this was completed over a period of six days.

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James Grover is represented by Illustration 

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