An Interview With Emerging Young Illustrator – Joe Lillington

Arena have represented Joe Lillington for two years and in that time he has emerged as a go-to illustrator for historical non-fiction books for children. With his forthcoming book Ancient Warriors written by Iris Volant and published by Flying Eye Books hitting the shelves in August, Joe takes some time out to discuss his process and where he finds inspiration over on Arena’s blog here. The interview includes time-lapse videos of some of the work in progress he did on the spreads from Ancient Warriors.

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Miguel Ordonez’s latest book Going to the Volcano

Just published this long awaited wonderful picture book created by the very talented illustrator Miguel Ordonez (having previously worked on the Jimmy Fallon best selling titles - Dada and Mama) and written by the fabulous and award winning author Andy Stanton (Mr Gum and many other wonderful books ) the book entitled: Going to The Volcano is published by Hodder Children's Books. This very talented duo have produced a fabulously funny, colourful and quirky picture book.

For more of Miguel's imaginative characters and creative work please go to the website : http://www.artistpartners.com/portfolios/miguel-ordonez/

Behind the Big Sneeze! With Simon Prescott

Simon Prescott is the illustrator of the Marvin and Marigold books – I say books because these characters are certain to have a long life in the world of publishing, and a Marvin and Marigold Christmas story is due imminently.

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Garry Parsons – The Greatest Magician in the World

We are thrilled to share a behind the scenes look at the making of The Greatest Magician in the World illustrated by Garry Parsons written by Matt Edmondson and published by Macmillan Children's Books.

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Graham Carter Illustrates The Gravedigger’s Son

Graham Carter created this stylish cover along and black and white inside illustrations for The Gravedigger’s Son, the debut novel by Patrick Moody, published in hardback by Sky Pony Press.

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Do YOU Know When The Grotlyn’s Been? Slipping Through Your House Unseen . . .

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.

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David Roberts illustrates His Royal Tinyness

Artist Partners are proud and very excited as the latest picture book produced by the world renowned illustrator David Roberts and published by Walker Books and written by Sally Lloyd-Jones has just been published. His Royal Tinyness is a stunning book and has already being reviewed and applauded by one and all - with plenty of co-editions already sold ....

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