Frances McKay Illustration are delighted that one of our newest illustrators Vanya Nastanlieva has signed a contract for a new picture book for Houghton Miffin Harcourt Publishing Group in the USA after a successful a meeting in Bologna in April with Dinah Stevenson of Clarion Books a division of HMHCO.
Elys Dolan’s first illustrated young fiction title has just been published by Oxford University Press, Knighthood for Beginners, the first title in a new three book contract for Elys. And it has been receiving some great reviews . She is currently out on a publicity tour for this new title.
Mark Beech has teamed up with acclaimed publisher Nosy Crow and The British Museum to create the hilarious Maurice the Museum Mouse’s book Amazing of Facts and Jokes. An assortment of facts and jokes from ‘rollicking Romans’ to amusing Aztecs - all things about the ancient that will make you and your friends laugh your heads off!
Artist Partners have recently recruited the very talented Sarah Perkins, who originally studied illustration at Chelsea School of Art and Central St Martins. Sarah has already an established career in illustrating book covers, in the mass market, and also the literary fiction genres, including some brilliant classics.
Garry Parsons has teamed up with the wonderful Peter Bently once again for ‘The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit'. Published by Hachette Children’s Books, this hilarious sequel to the ‘Tooth Fairy’s Christmas’ is jam packed with Garry’s wonderful artworks, which are brimming with humour. Listed as one of the 20 best selling illustrators of 2016, this year promises to be another great success for Garry.
(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!
Three of our most established illustrators recently worked with Penguin Random House/Vintage Classics on some illustrations for a series of yellowbacks to celebrate WH Smith’s 225th Anniversary.