Tomislav Tomic intricate black and white illustrations adorn the inside pages of J.K. Rowling’s brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, published this month by Bloomsbury. This is the third Hogwarts Library Book edition that Tomislav has had the pleasure in illustrating.
What can be a better Christmas present than this super-sparkly Christmas mystery adventure, Santa Claude by Alex T. Smith. This is a the ninth book in the best-selling Claude series and our hero handcuffs a burglar when he whooshes down Claude's chimney on Christmas Eve, only to find that it's Santa Claus himself!
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…
Raised on fairytales and cartoons, Joshua has a love for bright and whimsical imagery, his work combines a flair for the fantastical and an air of nostalgia. He received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design where he was the two-term president of a social sorority. He then went on to receive his MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently residing in Chicago, IL, Joshua spends his time between illustrating, daylighting as a college professor and a fitness instructor, and avoiding the cold. He joined Bright earlier in 2016 and has been honing his portfolio since.
Marta Długołęcka — known as Marta Kissi to her art fans and followers has just illustrated a book which marks an incredible time in UK sporting history — released to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics, and with the main focus being about a gold medal winning athlete, who won gold in the 10,000 metre track race, despite taking a tumble…
Illustrator Jarvis & Author Steven Butler
Q: Steven, how did the pairing come about? Did you see Jarvis’ work – or were you introduced to each other by Penguin?