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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The World Illustration Awards 2017

The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in USA, are delighted to presented the 2017 World Illustration Awards. With eight categories across Advertising, publishing, editorial and site specific work the World Illustration Awards continues to be a landmark award for illustrators and commissioners.

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The Moon Dragons

Gary Blythe's wonderful artworks from The Moon Dragons (written by Dyan Sheldon), published by Andersen Books are being exhibited in print form at the exhibition "Here Be Dragons" which is a new and exciting exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath commencing on 22 July 2017.

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Debbie Powell’s beautiful poster for MARK IS in Japan!

MARK IS is a shopping mall located in Minato Mirai , Yokohama, Japan. The image is for their 4th anniversary, so the main of the image is a birthday cake with a couple making the number ‘4’ with their bodies. MARK IS requested Debbie to decorate the cake with people who come to their shopping building and to put some landmarks of Yokohama in the image. There were many things to be drawn in the image, and Debbie did it perfectly!

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Philip Pullman’s much anticipated new book illustrated by Chris Wormell!

For months it has been whispered about, then in February it was announced and now it is the count down for the release of Philip Pullman’s new book!!! We are delighted to share Chris Wormell’s stunning front cover for Pullman’s ‘La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One’

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Carrie May – Dreamweaver

We are thrilled to share Carrie May's debut picture book Dreamweaver written by bestselling author Claire Freedman and published by Templar. Carrie's beautiful artworks are filled with enchanting details and loveable characters, making this a truly magical bedtime story.

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