Jessica Courtney-Tickle graduated from Kingston University in July 2014. She has a stand-out style, with beautiful attention to detail and the ability to create an incredible light and atmosphere in her work. Jess joins us at The Bright Emporium this month with her newly published book featuring the music of it’s names sake, The Four Seasons, by Antonio Vivaldi. A musical story time is a first for us and we are thoroughly looking forward to it. In speaking to Jess about her inspiration, music is a huge one, making this book very special to her. Here’s a bit more about the very talented Jessica…
Carrie May was thrilled to have her artwork featured on several of this Summer’s big releases. Carrie's beautiful cover for Sarah Morgan's latest title 'Sunset in Central Park', perfectly captures New York on a hot summer's day. Carrie used vibrant colours and rich textures to create a stand out cover for this romantic novel published by Mira.
Christopher Gibb's atmospheric cover illustration for Kristen Simmons' exciting new book METALTOWN, is published by Tor in the UK this month. Chris' imagery was the perfect choice for this dystopian tale set in a fictional factory city, diseased and ravaged by war, where money and food are in short supply.
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, featuring Levi Pinfold's stunning illustrations is published by Walker Books this month.
Artist Partners are celebrating yet again with the news that Paul Young has been shortlisted for the much coveted David Gemmell Award which will be announced at this year's Fantasy-con at the Fantasy/ Sci Fi convention in Scarborough.
Phosphor Art's Tiago Galo has been gaining a lot of attention lately, with features on websites such as It's Nice That, Illustration Age, Creative Boom and more. His work is constantly evolving so we thought you might like to learn a little bit more about this exciting new illustrator and his work...
Phosphor's Dave Hopkins is known for his etching style pen and ink illustrations, which are perfect for both fiction and non-fiction books. His distinctive style is showcased on the cover art for 101 Stumbles in the March of History, a new book from the author of 100 Mistakes that Changed History. Dave's task was to illustrate scenes such as Columbus sailing off the side of the flat Earth and The White House flying the Union Jack.