The talented illustrator, designer, and writer Charlie Sutcliffe

Hugely talented illustrator, designer,  and writer Charlie Sutcliffe has been busily working away during the summer on new story texts, and ideas for new children's books.

We have a lovely new pdf portfolio of his recent work which we would love to send you if you would like to see more of his stunning artworks and text ideas.

Charlie's work is totally unique, and works brilliantly in Games, Books, Prints etc

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Charlie Sutcliffe is represented by Artist Partners

 

Curiouser & Curiouser – Dan Taylor Celebrates 150 years of Wonderland!

Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland has been a unique source of nonsensical artistry & whimsical storytelling for the past 150 years and will continue to inspire book lovers the world over for generations to come.

This week, Dan Taylor's vibrant sticker book published with Campbell this July and includes over 300 stickers for Wonderland lovers to enjoy.

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Dan Taylor is represented by The Bright Group

Just Published: FAERY TALES illustrated by Tomislav Tomic

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Tomislav Tomic is represented by Arena

The Flying Bath

Awaited with anticipation is the new children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson, sumptuously illustrated by David Roberts and published by Macmillan Children's Books. 
This is the third book on which the dream team has worked together,  and it's looking like another resounding success. 
David, who has worked for many well known authors such as Philip Ardagh, Daren King, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Baker and Chris Priestly also has an exhibition taking place later this month, which will show and display his recent artworks. The exhibition will be at Manor House Art Gallery and Museum in Ilkley

David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners

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Jonny Duddle Illustrates New Harry Potter Editions

We're very pleased to announce that Jonny Duddle has been selected to illustrate the new children's editions of the Harry Potter series for Bloomsbury Children's Books. It's a brilliant opportunity for his amazing artwork to reach so many children as Harry Potter inspires a new generation of wizards and witches. Jonny worked on a sample artwork which was chosen from three artists by J.K. Rowling and here's the finished cover for the first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

 Jonny has six more covers to illustrate in time for their publication in September 2014, he said: “I’m hugely excited to work my way through the wonderful books. I couldn’t have asked for more enjoyable subject matter. It’s exciting, daunting and I feel the weight of responsibility, I’m hoping that my illustrations faithfully reflect the characters and the world created by J.K. Rowling.” 

Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena

Jonny Duddle New Picture Book: Gigantosaurus

Gigantosaurus, is the gorgeous, brand new picture book about Dinosaurs from award winning author and illustrator Jonny Duddle. His beautiful landscapes and detailed, lush forests of ancient ferns are a playground setting for dinokids; Bonehead, Tiny, Fin and Bill as they go on their adventures in the Cretaceous sun. They meet a triceratops, a diplodocus, a stegosaurus and a very scary Gigantosaurus in this crazy prehistoric caper. The new hardback edition comes with an enormous poster featuring the Gigantosaurus chasing our four little heroes. This is Jonny’s fourth picture book published by Templar Publishing.
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Steve May: Diary of Dennis the Menace

Steve May's lifetime ambition to draw his comic heroes Dennis The Menace and Gnasher has been realised at last. Diary of Dennis The Menace is the first title in a brand new series, written by Steven Butler and published this month by Puffin. Steve was initially asked to submit samples of both characters - the brief he was given:  "Dennis would need to retain the high smile that sits just below the nose and eyes, plus his typical features – spikey hair, red and black jumper and shorts etc, but the Beano are keen for the illustrator to leave their mark on this. Being Dennis the Menace, the illustrations can afford to be anarchic and quite dominant throughout the book.”
 
Of course, Steve loves a bit of anarchy and his response was to produce these amazing character designs! Gordon Tait from DC Thomson & Co aka The Beano HQ said: " I think it's safe to say we were all very excited when Steve's initial drawings came through and for us the choice was pretty much a no-brainer as they say… it was exactly what we were looking for."
 
Steve went on to illustrate the cover and black and white illustrations for the insides, with added splats, ink blots, fingerprints and paw prints to emphasise the handwritten diary feel.
 
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Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat

We are excited to announce the release of 'Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat', by Pip Jones, featuring the wonderful illustrations of Ella Okstad. The first of three books published by Faber, it tells the charming tale of when a little girl, Ava, discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch which becomes her new best friend! Together, Ava and Squishy McFluff get up to all kinds of mischief. There is a fantastic web site dedicated to Squishy: http://squishymcfluff.com/

Ella Okstad is represented by The Organisation

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Niroot Puttapipat’s ‘Just So Stories’ for The Folio Society

Niroot was selected by The Folio Society to illustrate a special limited edition of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’. Niroot created 14 beautiful illustrations to accompany the stories, printed with gold borders. The Folio Society describe the set ‘With exquisite paintings and pen-and-ink illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat, this is the definitive collector's edition’. Copies are bound to order, to purchase your own remarkable set to keep please visit the Folio website.

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