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.
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 !
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 .
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.
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!
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
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'.
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.
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!
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.
Frances Castle's illustration and hand lettering makes a powerful cover for Mike Revell's debut novel, Stonebird, published by Quercus this month.
Stonebird is a dark and exciting children's story about a boy who befriends a stone gargoyle which comes alive and changes his life in impossible ways.
Gary Blythe - the Kate Greenaway winning artist is ever pushing the boundaries with his wonderful skill of painting and he has recently been producing some images for his rather quirky portfolio.
Gary has produced this lovely painting entitled: Mad Maid - Acrylic on Canvas, this exceedingly talented artist is producing new images which have also recently been on display in various advertising agencies and exhibitions.
For this style and his beautiful painterly book illustrations please visit : www.artistpartners.com