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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NB Illustration have a new illustrator on board by the name of Lon Chan




Brighton based illustrator Lon Chan creates detailed digital artworks drawn by hand from his sunny studio next to the Royal Pavilion. His work is a unique combination of bold lines in a contemporary style whilst retaining a hand-crafted quality.

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varoom 35 – the storytelling issue

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varoom 35 – the storytelling issue

Winter 2017 

Cover image by Jack Sachs

Purchase here

Packed with rich imagery and insightful comment, Varoom the illustration magazine re-launches in February 2017 with a fresh new design in magazine format from award winning new designers James Lunn and Joe Hales. John O’Reilly’s considered editorship ensures the same great content appealing to illustrators and designers. This February’s edition explores Storytelling

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Rocking Around The Book With Author, Illustrator (+ Musician) Tom Knight!

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(Early cover art concept for Jimmy Finnigan by Tom Knight, published by Templar)


Tom Knight is one of life’s true creatives, both artistically and musically — when he’s not drawing he will be playing an instrument of some sort. His background is in graphic design, which gave him a great understanding of form and layout — something that is much harder than it looks.
Tom’s new book, Jimmy Finnigan’s Wild Wood Band, published by Templar is quite simply brilliant: small time village, lots of rules, no fun at all… until Jimmy finds a motley crew (Not thatMotley Crew) But a group of unlikely looking musicians who are about to help him shake things up!

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Miguel Ordonez

Miguel Ordonez represented by Artist Partners is used to developing some fantastic characters for his editorial and children's book commissions. Miguel designed this wonderful image for the Artist Partners postcard campaign for use at the Bologna Book Fair which is happening at the beginning of April. (more…)

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