Thomas Flintham: The Spy Who Loved School Dinners wins the Blue Peter Book Awards

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are delighted to announce that The Spy Who Loved School Dinners has WON the Blue Peter Book Awards for Best Story Book, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by the marvellous Thomas Flintham.

Thomas proudly picked up his award from the UK’s Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman in a special World Book Day edition of CBBC’s Blue Peter.

Thomas Flintham was on the shortlist last year for Marvellous Maths with Jonathan Litten, this year he is the proud owner of a Blue Peter badge to wear and a trophy to display in his studio.

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The enormously popular Blue Peter Book Awards, which are managed by Booktrust, celebrate the best authors, most creative illustrators and the greatest reads. 200 children from 10 schools across the UK read the shortlisted books and voted for their favourites. The Spy Who Loved School Dinners is the second book By Pamela Butchart in the series about Izzy following on from Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, recently shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, and you can read more about the illustration process in Thomas’s questions on the Booktrust website.

Thomas Flintham is represented by Areana

Bob Wilson for The Oldie Magazine

Acclaimed cartoonist Bob Wilson's work is regularly featured in The Oldie Magazine. Recently he has had the chance to play around with some rather famous characters! Bob's sense of humour and love of cartoons really shine through in his work for The Oldie.

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Bob Wilson is represented by Phosphor Art

Down the Rabbit Hole : Keith Robinson Celebrates a Literary Milestone

Keith Robinson‘s raw talent for strong characterisation and indisputable drawing skills have made him an irreplaceable credit to the Bright family for the past 3 years. Therefore it came to no surprise as the 150th Anniversary of Alice in wonderland arrived this year, that the UK creative was hand picked to illustrate an issue of stamps commemorating the globally loved story. Previously, Keith had worked with Guernsey Post to create several stamp issues and their children’s character, Penny the Postie, who features in two picture books he also author illustrated.

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Keith Robinson is represented by the Bright Group 

Sam Hadley – Cover Designers Awards ceremony

At the recent Cover Designers Awards ceremony - organised by The Academy of British Cover Design.

Artist Partners are proud to say that  Sam Hadley's  brilliant  book cover  image "Spiders" commissioned  for  book  two of the series  by the author  Tom Hoyle won the  Young Adult winners position.  The cover was designed by Rachel Vale from Macmillan Publishing  !

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 A  great creative  team  working together to  produce quality cover illustrations  for a unique looking  series of books.

For more information please go to the Artist Partners website .

 

Sam Hadley is represented by Artist Partners

Jonathan Leach for The Observer

Jonathan Leach was thrilled to illustrate an article for The Observer Magazine recently. His signature fantasy style captured the warmth and harmonious nature of the article, which took tips from the animal kingdom on keeping warm during winter.

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We were also recently treated to a special visit from Jonathan at our offices. He travelled from Southampton armed with a huge trunk full of his stunning hand-crafted puppets which inspire his illustration work. Watch this space for an exciting children's book project Jonathan is working on!

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Jonathan Leach is represented by Phosphor Art

Meanwhile Issue 2: Featuring Euan Cook

Soaring Penguin Press' latest issue of Meanwhile… is a great anthology of comic stories by top notch talent, both new and old. It features, Fish 'n' Chips, the first in a series of single page strips by new talent Euan Cook, which gets a great review in Forbidden Planet's Blog: 

 

"… a fish 'n' chip supper… telling a simple mood piece, musing on isolation, on a lack of focus in life, monologue moaning, capped off with a final few panels where the isolation is hammered home by the moaner's companions complete lack of attention. It's a nothing strip in many ways, but damn, it's an entertaining nothing."

 

Watch out for the next instalment by Euan in Meanwhile #3

 

Euan Cook is represented by Arena Illustration

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Anna Hymas -‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’

We love Anna Hymas' black and white artworks for 'The Boy Who
Harnessed The Wind' by William Kamkwamba,  Anna's expressive style was
the perfect choice for this bold tale.  Anna was thrilled to be asked
to illustrate the Young Readers edition of this inspiring story, which
has been chosen as one of Amazon's 'Best Children's Books for 2014'.

Anna Hymas is represented by New Division

 

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Just Published: Steve May Illustrates More Dennis The Menace

Steve May is back with more anarchic illustrations for the fourth in the series of The Diary of Dennis The Menace: Bash Street Bandit!, published by Puffin this month.

Steve's fluid line has an energy that brilliantly suits author, Steven Butler's, hilarious text. To celebrate the launch of this book, Steve was asked to help out in the 'Draw-along' at the Puffin Virtually Live event.

Steve May is represented by Arena Illustration

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Tinder by David Roberts – nominated for the long list 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal picture book prize !

Tinder by David Roberts (illustrator) and Sally Gardner (author) (Orion Children’s Books) as reviewed by The Guardian - has been nominated for the long list 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal picture book prize !

This retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinderbox is a beautiful book that is very much the inspired collaboration of the outstanding writing of Sally Gardner and stunning pictures by David Roberts which makes this book so absolutely special in every way!

David Roberts represented by Artist Partner's ! 

 

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Robyn Neild for Headline Books

Robyn Neild was delighted to be asked to illustrate a new series look
for best selling author Jo Thomas. Robyn worked with our friends in
the Headline art department to create a signature style for Jo’s
novels. Beginning with re-jacketing the runaway hit ‘The Oyster
Catcher’  Robyn worked with the team to produce a beautiful cover, in
her fabulous watercolour style. Robyn has since created covers for
‘The Chestnut Tree’, which was released at the end of last year and
‘The Olive Grove’ which is out in March.

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Robyn Neild is represented by New Division

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