Zdenko is an award-winning illustrator and animator, working across to the creative world within publishing, editorial, new media and advertising. Author of two short animated films and illustrator for many children’s books, his works has been exhibited all over the world.
Following on from the success of his illustrated book ‘Alice in Wonder Land’, published by Carlton Publishing, Zdenko has just been signed by a major publisher, Hachette UK, for an up coming two book publishing deal. Watch this space!
Zdenko is represented by Bright Agency
Gary Blythe –proudly represented by Artist Partners is now available for new projects, his classical drawing and painting technique’s have won him many accolades over the years, winning the most prestigious Kate Greenaway award – for the classic children’s book “The Whales Song”
Gary Blythe has produced many picture books for all the top publishers here and in the US and has in the past worked in advertising, obtaining a much coveted Clio Award for an illustrative advertising campaign.
Akbar Ali has been busy creating some beautifully rich illustrations for the classic tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', published by Oxford University Press. His wonderful style has breathed new life into the story and has been so successful that he is now working on another title for OUP. So expect to see his imagining of Snow White soon!
Akbar Ali is represented by the Organisation
A bit of good library news for a change. Gateshead Library has just re-opened after a £2.5 million redevelopment. It's brand new children's library is now home to a few of Simon Bartram's illustrations from his book, Bob's Best Ever Friend in supersize on the walls. Simon, who lives locally to this important resource for the community, was on hand to do some Bob events for the opening weekend.
Simon Bartram is represented by Arena
Arena is proud to introduce another new artist, Kristyna Litten. We were immediately attracted to her limited colour palette and strong eye for composition. She recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art where she developed a unique visual language which combines hand drawn elements, type and printmaking. Kristyna is already busy writing and illustrating her debut picture book, Chickens Can't See In The Dark, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2012.
Arena would like to introduce new recruit, Aleksei Bitskoff. A former LCC student and graduate of Camberwell College of Arts' MA Illustration course, Aleksei creates surreal, yet engaging worlds which captivate children and adults alike. We couldn't resist his fantastical creatures and mad monsters and we're not the only ones; Templar Publishing has already commissioned him for their forthcoming Monstrous Book of Monsters.
‘Dinosaur Cove: Attack of the Lizard King' - illustrated by Mike Spoor, has been chosen as one of six books in the Richard and Judy Book Club, as part 'Children's Book Club', 'Read Together' recommendations! Follow link to see the recommendation www.richardandjudy.co.uk.
Mike Spoor is represented by Bright Agency
A big welcome to Steve Horrocks who his our latest signing! Originally from Merseyside, Steve moved to California with his wife in 1995 to work for a major feature animation studio and over the years has still pursued his passion for creating and illustrating on a personal level. Following great success in comics and animation, he has just finished his first childrens book and we think, with his beautiful drawings, that this is the beginning of a wonderful future in the children's market. Steve works digitally but likes to keep a traditional feel to his work.
Steve May's hilarious illustrations for Cartoon Kid, the first title in a new series written by Jeremy Strong has just been published by Puffin Books. Steve's characters from the book also featured in a recent Times Newspaper article to encourage pupils to join in the CAMPAIGN FOR FUN, which searches for the most fun school in Britain.
Steve May is represented by Arena