Graham Carter Illustrates National Velvet Classic Cover

This stunning cover illustration for Enid Bagnold’s, National Velvet is by the very talented Graham Carter, commissioned by Egmont for their Modern Classic series.

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Euan Cook Illustrates Alfie Bloom Covers

 

We just love Euan Cook’s cover illustrations for Gabrielle Kent’s fantasy series, Alfie Bloom - published this month by Scholastic.

Euan’s eye-catching images and lettering beautifully reflect the spell-binding adventure stories about eleven year-old Alfie whose dull and lonely life is transformed after discovering that he has inherited a castle full of wonders and an ancient magic hidden inside him. However, dangerous forces are after his powerful magic and it’s up to him, his family and his friends to keep the magic safe.

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The Whitby Witches

Rohan Eason works on a new edition of Robin Jarvis' classic novel.

Published by Egmont and with a fresh design, Rohan has used his moody pen work to create a cover to entice young readers, he explains, "All previous versions have focused on the evil dogs or the witches themselves. The idea was to create a more dramatic feeling, to represent what the story entails, the magic surrounding the witches and the majesty and power of the book's setting; by the sea in Whitby."

 

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Surrey Libraries Children’s Book Award 2015!

Congratulations to Hannah George and Jennifer Grey on winning The
Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2015!

Hannah George
We were delighted to hear that  'Chicken Mission - Danger In The Deep
Dark Woods'  published by Faber Children’s scooped the prize. Hannah
loves illustrating these action packed adventures about Amy
Cluckbucket - The Kung Foo Chicken, with a few of the characters being
based on her own pet hens!

Hannah George is represented by Meiklejohn

 

 

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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Crackanory

Joint London commission Ruth Palmer for these retro portraits for Dave's Crackanory.

Currently splashed over the underground, the 48 sheet posters of six celebrities were painted in the style of 60's and 70's children's book illustrations. And to promote Dave's new Crackanory series, the portraits include David Mitchell, Vic Reeves, Johnny Vegas and Ruby Wax.  Ruth says "I love the painting styles of the old picture books and so this was a really enjoyable project to work on."

Ruth Palmer is represented by Illustration

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Spike Gerrell Illustrates This Book is Gay

Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations feature in James Dawson's This Book is Gay, published by Hot Key Books this month. A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious, Spike's images are the perfect foil for James' wit and wisdom. This book really smashes the myths and prejudice surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Spike Gerrell is represented by Arena

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