We are excited to announce not one, but TWO brand new illustrators to join The Organisation! Introducing Leo Broadley, with his wonderfully lively ink drawings that fizz with action and humour , and then there's Victoria Assanelli with her gorgeous illustrations that glow with warmth and texture to create a real magical quality. Both are already very successful artists and we think this will long continue so check out their portfolios and enjoy the fantastic work on display!
The University of Aberdeen has recently commissioned Natalie Kilany to illustrate "The Kings Dream", a fairytale written by Jackie Ross. The story follows a King who is troubled by nightmares; with worries of what the future holds for his people. None of his expert advisors can explain his dreams, but a young hill farmer has insights which help the King harness the collective wisdom of his people and let him sleep peacefully once more. Natalie says "In a nut shell the fairytale tells the story of two contrasting futures faced by Britain's hill communities, based on research from the Sustainable Uplands project. This was a fantastic book to work on, I was given complete creative freedom that I utterly enjoyed and flourished in." Commissioner Mark Reed was very happy too, he said of the illustrations "... they’re BEAUTIFUL!!!! Really great job Natalie and bang on time! Very pleased indeed..."
Natalie Kilany is represented by Illustration
Kristyna Litten's debut children's picture book Chicken's Can't See In The Dark, is published on 7th June by OUP Oxford. This delightful story is about a chicken called Pippa who dares to be different! When Mr Benedict tells his class on Sunnyside Farm that chickens can't see in the dark, she sets out to prove him wrong and discover the secrets of night vision.
Kristyna Litten is represented by Arena
Del Thorpe has illustrated a brand new series of Tony Robinson history books for Pan Macmillan. They are a delightfully funny look into the weird and wonderful world of some of the most successful civilisations in history - the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and the British Empire. Del's fantastic drawings are the perfect compliment to the text and really bring it to life with their humour. So prepare to be amazed, shocked and disgusted by this cracking history lesson! And if that wasn't enough, he has also collaborated with Aardman animation on an interactive online game to run along side the series!
Del Thorpe is represented by The Organisation
Keith Robinson's work for the charity 'Read For Good' continues with this latest set of illustrations. The images which are for a variety of uses such as bookmarks, certificates, sponsorship cards and posters, are to communicate the pleasure kids can get from reading. Last year, Keith designed the mascot and logo for the charity; Jamie and the orange balloon can be seen 'unifying' this set of images.
"'Read for Good' improves children's lives by encouraging and enabling children in primary and secondary schools to enjoy the powerful positive effects of reading for pleasure. In doing so these children also fundraise fantastic sums of money - to help seriously ill children across the UK."
Keith Robinson is represented by Illustration
Adam Stower will be interviewed alongside author Francesca Simon on the Big Book Babble on Tuesday 24th April at 11am. Red House and Scholastic present Big Book Babble to encourage children to enjoy reading. Each programme features popular children's authors, illustrators and poets in a Q&A session with comedian James Campbell in front of a live and virtual audience of children. Fans of Horrid Henry will see author Francesca Simon talking about her recent book, The Sleeping Army, illustrated by Adam Stower. Adam will be drawing live in the studio and also discussing his own picture book, Silly Doggy! (Templar).
Adam Stower is represented by Arena
CONGRATULATIONS! We’re proud to announce that Jonny Duddle, has won the most prestigious and valuable children’s book prize in the country for his picture book The Pirates Next Door (Templar). His book was crowned overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2012 which, champions new and emerging talent in children’s writing.
Announcing the award, Melissa Cox, Children’s Buyer at Waterstones, described the book as a thoroughly deserving winner: “The Pirates Next Door is full of the anarchic wit and invention children love in a picture book. It’s fresh and fun and has been a huge hit in Waterstones’ shops across the country, and had an incredible reception from booksellers, parents and, most importantly, children. Jonny is a huge new talent in the picture book field.” Book Trade
Jonny Duddle is reprensented by Arena