Tomislav Tomic: The Snow Merchant

Tomislav Tomic has illustrated The Snow Merchant, Sam Gayton's debut novel, published by Andersen Press. This magical, fantasy adventure is already gaining positive reviews not least due to Tomislav's stunning cover and inside illustrations.

Tomislav Tomic is represented by Arena

Thomas Flintham Loves Mameshiba

Viz Media commissioned Thomas Flintham to illustrate Mameshiba Love Winter. Recently published, this novelty book tells the tale of a group of clever beans who don their hats, scarves and earmuffs to brave the cold and build a snow castle. Thomas' delightful illustrations also include designs for stickers to decorate the pop up castle inside.

Thomas Flintham is represented by Arena

Pandamonium

‘Pandamonium’ has been shortlisted in the children’s section of The People’s Book Prize for Autumn 2011.  Bright artist Mark Chambers has provided the fantastic illustrations, bringing each of the animal’s characteristics to life and the humorous text by Dan Crisp ensure that each spread is bursting with mischievous fun!

Mark Chambers is represented by Bright Agency

Oh, Jack!

Oxford University Press have just published the traditional folk tale, Oh, Jack! , illustrated by Teresa Murfin.

 

Jack is great at finding jobs but he’s also terrible at holding any of them down. His poor mother is driven to distraction after Jack loses job, after job, after job. However, all is not lost. Jack’s antics eventually win him the hand of a fair maiden who he made laugh and they lived happily ever after.

Teresa's charming illustrations for Oh, Jack! are part of a series of 40 stories taken from around the world which form part of the Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales.

Teresa Murfin is represented by Arena

New work from Simon Cooper

Juggling many jobs at the moment, our in demand illustrator, Simon Cooper, has recently completed work on an Oxford University Press publication for the educational market. The humour in his work always shines through, and together with his strong colourful graphic approach, his imagery is sure to make learning fun. With more work on the way, he continues to deliver!

Simon Cooper is represented by The Organisation

Cartoon Kid Supercharged!

Steve May has illustrated the second instalment of Jeremy Strong's hilarious new series starring Casper and his alter ego, superhero Cartoon Kid. The books each have three stories, packed with illustrations on every page and at the end of every story there's a comic strip.

Steve May is represented by Arena

Award Winning Alex T Smith

Congratulations to Alex T Smith who was crowned winner of the Dundee Picture Book Award 2011 for his picture book, Bella and Monty: A Hairy, Scary Night. It was voted book of the year by the school children of Dundee.
We were also delighted to hear that two more of Alex’s picture books have been nominated for awards: My Mum Has X-Ray Vision has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award 2011 and Egg, written and illustrated by Alex, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011.
Alex T.Smith is represented by Arena

“Grunt and the Grouch”

Lee Wildish won the Hillingdon Children’s Book Awards 2011 for ‘Grunt and the Grouch’ published by Little Tiger Press!  Tracey Corderoy's text and Lee's illustrations are a match made in heaven and the Bright team are very proud of this fantastic book.
And finally Bright would like to introduce six artists new to SAA this year  Masumi FurukawaMigy Blanco, Gavin Scott, Louise Ellis, Gladys Baccala, Binny Talib, watch this space for news of their successes!

New artist Sherrelle Bailey!

Introducing our latest signing, Manchester based artist Sherrelle Bailey. Having graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, Sherrelle has been busy ever since, creating her vivid artwork for various clients with great success. We hope she will be a valuable addition to our team of talented illustrators. Sherrelle Bailey is represented by the Organisation

Lee Wildish shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2011

Lee Wildish is shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2011, for his illustrations in the stunning picture book ‘Dragon Stew’, written by Steve Smallman & published by Little Tiger Press. Young audiences predict what is about to happen when five bored Vikings go looking for an adventure, packed full of amusing illustration and character, this book is not one to miss!
www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk. Lee Wildish is represented by The Bright Agency

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