Garry Parsons has teamed up with the wonderful Peter Bently once again for ‘The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit'. Published by Hachette Children’s Books, this hilarious sequel to the ‘Tooth Fairy’s Christmas’ is jam packed with Garry’s wonderful artworks, which are brimming with humour. Listed as one of the 20 best selling illustrators of 2016, this year promises to be another great success for Garry.
Tomislav Tomić exquisite illustrations adorn Andrew Lang's The Orange Fairy Book. Tomislav illustrated thirteen full-colour plates, the cover, numerous black and white interiors and the endpapers for the final title in the Rainbow Fairy Book series published this month, by The Folio Society.
With stories from as far afield as India and Iceland, including Hans Christian Anderson's timeless 'The Ugly Duckling', this is a beautifully produced volume, with coloured top-page edges and luxurious Caxton Wove paper.
Tomislav Tomić is represented by Arena
In the post this week we were lucky enough to receive a copy of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, illustrated by The Artworks’ very own Sarah Gibb.
“I’m really proud of this book. I’ve always loved the classic fairytales and so was thrilled to be asked to illustrate Beauty and the Beast for Orchard. I had particular fun creating the Beast for this book. I took lots of photos of the animals at London zoo. Back home in the studio I took inspiration from the warthog and the lions. I also wanted to make the Beast beautiful in a raw and animalistic way, so you could say he was cross between a warthog, a lion and Mr Darcy!”
Sarah’s beautiful illustrations really breathe new life into this classic fairytale and she is even starting work on a third book, in the series for Orchard, to be published in 2014. ’Beauty and the Beast’ is available to preorder now from Amazon! (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beauty-Beast-Ursula-Jones/dp/1408312719)
Sarah Gibb is represented by the Artworks
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
Leading children's book illustrator, Richard Johnson, has recently produced a magnificent pop up book based on the classic tale of Pinocchio, for Templar publishing. It really is a stunning piece of work, and it sure to be a big hit. His beautifully rendered imagery jumps out of the pages, bringing the story to life in an exciting fresh way. It is an exciting addition to the Templar catalogue, which already includes Richard's successful 'Alice in Wonderland' pop up book. Well done Richard!
Richard Johnson is represented by the Organisation
Illustrated by David Roberts and written by his sister Lin Roberts, "Cinderella" has been chosen by a prestigious store in Auckland New Zealand to be used in a very unique and creative way as animated Christmas Shop displays .
The Auckland shop Smith and Caughey is a highly prestigious store in a beautiful Art Deco building, which is why they were particularly enamoured with the artworks from the book Cinderella which is set in the Art Deco period. They were so inspired, they requested the licence to use the artworks as the theme to their own Christmas Window displays. Artist Partners have now developed a working relationship with the Australian provider of mechanically animated display’s, Promotions in Motion, and together they have collaborated and produced highly admired windows for the Auckland store featuring “ The Cinderella Project". It is now also viewable on You Tube and the New Zealand television have featured it in a small film , due to such resounding success. So much so that Artist Partners have now created a new working relationship with Promotions in Motion for future projects producing moving animated illustrations for shop windows here in the UK .
The great appeal of Cinderella presented in Art Deco is that it is such a beautiful, fresh approach to a favourite story. New Zealand has a huge Art Deco following with the City of Napier considered the Art Deco capital of the world. The Smith and Caughey’s building has an Art Deco look and feel and this lends superbly to the choice of the story. Smith and Caughey’s present their windows as a gift to the City of Auckland and they work tirelessly to ensure the artistic integrity of their windows in a time when Christmas is over commercialised.
David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners