Jessica Courtney-Tickle graduated from Kingston University in July 2014. She has a stand-out style, with beautiful attention to detail and the ability to create an incredible light and atmosphere in her work. Jess joins us at The Bright Emporium this month with her newly published book featuring the music of it’s names sake, The Four Seasons,by Antonio Vivaldi. A musical story time is a first for us and we are thoroughly looking forward to it. In speaking to Jess about her inspiration, music is a huge one, making this book very special to her. Here’s a bit more about the very talented Jessica…
Carrie May was thrilled to have her artwork featured on several of this Summer’s big releases. Carrie's beautiful cover for Sarah Morgan's latest title 'Sunset in Central Park', perfectly captures New York on a hot summer's day. Carrie used vibrant colours and rich textures to create a stand out cover for this romantic novel published by Mira.
Christopher Gibb's atmospheric cover illustration for Kristen Simmons' exciting new book METALTOWN, is published by Tor in the UK this month. Chris' imagery was the perfect choice for this dystopian tale set in a fictional factory city, diseased and ravaged by war, where money and food are in short supply.
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, featuring Levi Pinfold's stunning illustrations is published by Walker Books this month.
Artist Partners are celebrating yet again with the news that Paul Young has been shortlisted for the much coveted David Gemmell Award which will be announced at this year's Fantasy-con at the Fantasy/ Sci Fi convention in Scarborough.
We love Adam Stower's latest cover illustration for Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum, written by Gregory Funaro and recently published by Alma Books.
Harper Collins US latest non-fiction title,Sounds All Around, written by Wendy Pfeffer is beautifully illustrated by Anna Chernyshova. Her charming characters and colourful environments help explain to preschoolers and toddlers the science behind sounds by showing how vibrations travel through the air to your ears so you can hear them, how sound is measured and what different sounds mean.
Football fan and Arena illustrator, Spike Gerrell was the perfect choice for Walker Book's non-fiction title, Football School: Where Football Rules the World, published this month. Written by bestselling sports writers and broadcasters, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, this is the first in a new series of books that explains the world through the prism of football. Readers can find the answers for all manner of subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths.
Christopher Fowler's "Strange Tide" book cover was produced by Max Schindler pastiche artist represented by Artist Partners. Max has been producing these dynamic covers for this series in a very specific silhouetted style that gives the series a special look all of it's own.