The Adventures of Long Arm illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff

Aleksei Bitskoff illustrates, The Adventures of Long Arm (Scholastic), a tale about schoolboy Ricky Mitre who is very naughty and gets into all sorts of trouble! After a bizarre toilet cleaning incident where his arm gets sucked into the U-bend, Ricky finds that when he takes it out again, it's many times its normal length. And so the superhero Long Arm is born!

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Written by TV presenters SAM & MARK, this laugh-out-loud adventure is brought to life perfectly by Aleksei Bitskoff's hilarious characterisation. 
 

Diana Mayo – Beautiful Illustrations for The Owl and Pussycat

Diana Mayo has created some beautiful  black and white images for The Owl and Pussycat.

Her lovely illustration work was much appreciated at Bologna and London Book Fairs.

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Diana Mayo is represented by Artist Partners

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Bill Sanderson designs stamps for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

Sam Vimes Stamps Late last year Bill Sanderson had the chance to illustrate a page of stamps for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Emporium. For those who don’t know Discworld is a series of 40 books written by Pratchett, based on the fictional Discworld – a flat planet sitting on the backs of four elephants which ride through space on the back of a giant tortoise (of course)…

The stamps feature Sam Vimes – the chief of police of Ankh-Morpock, the biggest city on the Discworld. Although Vimes is a much-loved character from the series he had never before been featured on his own stamp. Discworld stamps are fast becoming collector’s items and have been picked up by The British Museum in the past, so we hope the Sam Vimes stamp will prove as popular as the rest.

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Bill was honoured to be included in this strange world and the resulting stamp looks great. The Phosphor team were saddened to hear the news of Terry Pratchett’s death last month and wish to send their condolences to Terry’s family and all at the Discworld Emporium.

The stamp will be available to buy in two batches on April 11th from the Discworld Emporium Website - http://bit.ly/BSvimes

 

Bill Sanderson is represented by Phosphor Art

Anna Hymas -‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’

We love Anna Hymas' black and white artworks for 'The Boy Who
Harnessed The Wind' by William Kamkwamba,  Anna's expressive style was
the perfect choice for this bold tale.  Anna was thrilled to be asked
to illustrate the Young Readers edition of this inspiring story, which
has been chosen as one of Amazon's 'Best Children's Books for 2014'.

Anna Hymas is represented by New Division

 

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Euan Cook: Crazy Classics for Teens

French publisher, Editions Didier have commissioned Euan Cook to illustrate a number of modern retellings of classic tales including most recently, Dracula. Euan's bold linework lends itself brilliantly to the graphic novel style series for Teens and gives Crazy Classics: Login: Dracula a fresh and contemporary feel.

Euan Cook is represented by Arena

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Zodiac Sign Tees

May van Millingen designs zodiac T-Shirts for Top Shop.

The tees are adorned with individual black and white illustrations representing the twelve star signs and are now available to buy at Top Shop. May has made some intricate drawings for these shirts which can be worn on your chest with pride! Top Shop have also interviewed May for their Inside Out page,  read more on her work for them and her inspirations…

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La La Land Hangers

Chrissy Lau works with La La Land to design a unique range of packaging for their new scarf range.

Each fashionable lady was created with a distinct style and personality to complement each scarf design. The ladies were immortalised as cardboard hangers making them a striking point of sale display and keepsakes for customers to hang their scarf.  Chrissy says "It was really exciting to see my illustrations as unique packaging that the customer can keep as a piece of artwork but also function as a hanger. I am over the moon with how striking they look in real-life. I'm currently working with La La Land on a scarf design which is top secret so stay tuned for an update!" The client was pretty happy too, Ludi Chu of La La Land says "Chrissy was the best on the Scarf Hangers project! It was a last minute idea to introduce four extra scarves to our range and we needed the scarf hangers completed in just a few days. Chrissy was so prompt at meeting to discuss the project, working to the brief and delivering the final images on time. Throughout the process it was a pleasure, as always, to work with the brilliant and cheerful Chrissy".

Chrissy Lau is represented by Illustration Ltd

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Make Architects

Master of detail Mike Hall completes ten architectural drawings for Make Architects.

This set of drawings represent some of the company's recent completed projects, and have been used in their latest annual; a 10th Anniversary edition. Mike says "Each drawing was based on photographs and drawn using fineline pen on Bristol Board. The list of ten buildings to be drawn was decided by the annual's design team. The drawings were included as detachable postcards at the rear of the book."

Mike Hall is represented by Illustration

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PICTURA: London, Dinosaurs and Monsters

PICTURA is a stunning series of black-and-white art to collect and colour for all ages, published by Templar. Eight new titles are added to the series this Spring, include the amazing illustrations by three Arena artists.
Thomas Flintham's A Stroll in London, is a wonderful panorama which leads you through London from St Paul's Cathedral to Marble Arch, passing iconic landmarks including some surreal surprises on the way.
Adam Stower's Dinosaurs brings to life a T-rex hunting a triceratops and herd of diplodocus look for lunch whilst a pteranodon swoops overhead in this dramatic depiction of the prehistoric world.
Aleksei Bitskoff's Monster Party illustrates this hilarious group of monsters having a birthday party. From hairy to slimy, monsters of all sizes enjoy snot sandwiches and eyeball jelly.
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