The Book Illustration Competition 2017

 

The Book Illustration Competition 2017 is now open!

The Book Illustration Competition is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration. The competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society.

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What Do Illustration Agents Do?

Illustration Ltd.’s Harry Lyon-Smith estimates that there are over 1000 illustration commissions each week in the United Kingdom.

With so many illustrators working on so many projects and any given time, it is clear that there is a big demand for representation out there. Illustration agents, like any agent, are the linchpin in the relationship between artists and the commissioning clients.

That might not explain what the agency does, and why freelancers need them but like any agency, there are certain tasks the agents will do to make it far easier for the freelancer excel in their career. As Caroline Thomson of Arena Illustration agency put it, “An agent is your support, quality control, sounding board and mentor.”

What do Illustration Agents do?

So, here are five practical every-day tasks that we can help you with...

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Illustration portfolio advice: 7 things agents look out for in an illustration portfolio

Illustrators and animators eventually reach a point of curiosity about agency representation. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, applying to agencies for inclusion on their roster can be a daunting task. At Illustration Ltd, we receive an extremely high volume of requests for representation from artists all around the world, and our success stems from a careful method of selection.

Here’s 7 simple tips to help you stand out from this rather large crowd.

7 things agents look out for in an illustration portfolio

7 things agents look out for in an illustration portfolio

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Running Press’ new book for literature lovers illustrated by Lindsey Spinks

A beautiful new book just arrived in the post for us! Lindsey Spinks has done a brilliant job illustrating a lovely activity book for literature lovers published by Running Press Books.

Lindsey Spinks is represented by The Artworks

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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Explore the Clondalkin Round Tower with Rive Gauche Studio

Rive Gauche Studio (Marcel Laverdet), represented by Phosphor Art was recently commissioned by Tandem Design in Belfast to create some artwork for the exhibition space at Clondalkin Round Tower, a 7th Century monument in South Dublin.

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Laura Redburn for What Olivia Did

Phosphor Art's Laura Redburn recently created a set of illustrations for popular blogger and influencer Liv Purvis' website relaunch. Having previously worked on a collage portrait of Liv, Laura knew her style well and was thrilled to be asked to create two digital collage pieces for the new look What Olivia Did.

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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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