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

Country Companions – illustrated by Simon Taylor-Kielty is set for Spanish publication

We can announced that two books based on hit Hallmark brand, Country Companions, are set to be published in Spain. Although the titles, Love and Dearest Mum, have only just been published in the UK through Egmont, Spanish publishing rights have already been snapped up by Ediciones B. Both books have been written by Helen Ford with illustrations by Simon Taylor-Kielty and feature the cast of the Country Companions brand, including Tom Mouse, Ed Hedgehog, Sam Rabbit and Badger.

Simon Taylor-Kielty is represented by The Bright Agency

Louis The Tiger Who Came From The Sea

This sensational image is just a taste of the many from Sholto Walker’s latest children’s book “Louis The Tiger Who Came From The Sea”.

Published soon, Sholto worked very closely with Canada/US based publishers Annick Press on the 28 artworks. They were very clear about the Tiger character they wanted, Sholto says: "…he went through many versions! They've since let me know how very happy they are with the result." More about the book.

Sholto Walker is represented by Illustration Ltd

“Dinosaur Cove”

Bright's long-time artist Mike Spoor has been making headlines with his illustrations for 'Dinosaur Cove',  by Devon writer Helen Greathead, described as a "friendly, funny approach to the most exciting dinosaurs around".  An immensely popular fictional series about dinosaurs, Mike's continued success is due to his expressive line-art and engaging illustrations.

Richard Johnson’s Alice in Wonderland pop up book!

Richard Johnson has recently been working hard on a fantastic new version of Alice in Wonderland. This timeless classic by Lewis Carroll, has been given a revamp with Richard's trademark style and rich colour, and is beautifully realised in 3D with it's glorious pop up pages.

Richard Johnson is represented by the Organisation

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