Every now and then we come across a new illustrator and their work just grabs us by the head and heart and shouts "SIGN ME". That was certainly the case when we first came across Quentin Monge, who's work is a sublime cacophony of colour, patterns and characters. Luckily (for us) Quentin was open to our amorous advances and we're happy to announce him as our latest signing. So that just leaves one question to be answered, who's going to be the first person to commission him?
Phosphor Art's James Gifford was recently commissioned by Oxford University Press to illustrate Thorkild's Song by Rudyard Kipling in his signature Graphic Novel style. The poem is from The Puck of Pook's Hill, originally published in 1906 and is sung by a Danish seafarer hoping for wind. We're looking forward to receiving our copy of the book with the text on James' gorgeous illustrations. For now you can read the poem below...
World known digital artist Steve Stone renown for his epic and cinematic looking images - was once again commissioned by Orbit to produce the final book cover in the series for Stephen Aryan's The Age of Darkness Trilogy.
Artist Partners are delighted to announce a new artistic talent has recently joined us:
Katerina Kerouli - is a multi talented, paper engineer in folding and paper craft, with a huge talent as an illustrator, writer and graphic designer all wrapped into one !
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.