A New Era of Greetings Card Designers – Meet Jon Lau…

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Jon Lau graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2011. Through his intricate paintings, he tells whimsical stories that are inspired by nature, animals, and our interactions with them. He is based in Los Angeles. We spoke with Jon about his inspiration, process and how his personal experiences inform the subject matter of his work. Read on for a glimpse into the creative process of a new Bright artist:

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Thorkild’s Song Artwork by James Gifford

Phosphor Art's James Gifford was recently commissioned by Oxford University Press to illustrate Thorkild's Song by Rudyard Kipling in his signature Graphic Novel style. The poem is from The Puck of Pook's Hill, originally published in 1906 and is sung by a Danish seafarer hoping for wind. We're looking forward to receiving our copy of the book with the text on James' gorgeous illustrations. For now you can read the poem below...

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Artist Partners are delighted to announce new artist Katerina Kerouli

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Artist Partners are delighted to announce a new artistic talent has recently joined us:

Katerina Kerouli - is a multi talented, paper engineer in folding and paper craft, with a  huge talent as an  illustrator, writer and graphic designer all wrapped into one !

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Introducing Brand New Talent To Bright Art Licensing

After graduating from the London College of Communication in 2008, Emily Rand spent some time working in arts education, running workshops with children in galleries and schools. A trip to Paris and its beautiful children’s bookshops re-ignited her love for children’s books and inspired Emily to create the illustrations for her first book A Dog Day.

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Meet Rising Star, Jessica Courtney-Tickle…

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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…

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METALTOWN Cover Illustration by Christopher Gibbs

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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.

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Alex T. Smith Wins Sainsbury’s Children’s 5-9 Fiction Award!

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Great news! Fans of Alex T. Smith's adorable character Claude will be delighted that Going for Gold has won the 5-9 year old Fiction category of the prestigious Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2016. Claude can't wait to take part in a Very Exciting Sports Competition to win the gold cup, until a pair of shifty robbers steal it! Published by Hodder in March this year, Going for Gold is the eighth in this bestselling series, written and illustrated by Alex.

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Ada Twist, Scientist – Number One

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We are totally delighted that this weeks Number One spot on the Children's Books US Indie List and The New York Times Book Review Children's Best Sellers List is by our talented David Roberts and writer Andrea Beaty! Along with their previous title Rosie Revere Engineer also achieving Number Eight on The New York Times Book Review Children's Best Sellers List!

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