Melvyn Grant

Melvyn Grant is an artist whose work has been held with the highest esteem for many years!
Recently he was awarded a special prize for illustration by the Spanish Association Comic Con in Malaga, Spain.  He was asked to attend as a guest of honour at the ceremony and awarded a prize as well as being voted best illustrator!

Melvyn always attracts an eclectic audience of fans as he has always worked in various genres of illustration – Children’s  Books (covers and interiors).   Terry Pratchett’s  Picture Book and Calendars, Fantasy covers and Horror books,  and his other identity as a much coveted  album cover  artist. Melvyn is the artist behind at least three of the most recent album covers for the world’s biggest heavy metal band   *Iron Maiden* he has also acquired a huge fan base because of it, who enjoy following  his work with ever increasing enthusiasm.

Quite recently Melvyn was asked to be involved in supplying the model Erin O’Connor with some prints of his work for her own MODEL SANCTUARY in Covent Garden !
Melvyn is also the cover artist behind many of the popular book covers by the author Darren Shan.

Wikipedia lists him many times over, with lots of interviews and links to his work  if you want to find out more !

*Album covers illustrated by Mel Grant – for Iron Maiden
From Fear to Eternity
The Final Frontier
Death on the Road
And the single - Benjamin Breague

Melvyn Grant is represented by Artist Partners

Fright Fest 2011

Graham Humphrey has created film posters and Interior Design for the Fright Fest 2011.
Film 4's Fright Fest is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival taking place at London's Empire Leicester Square Cinema.
Over a period of five days more 20 films are shown with special appearances and signings by cast and crew.

Graham Humphrey is represented by the Art Market

Wereworld Rage of The Lions

Following on from the epic success of  ‘Wereworld – Rise of the Wolf ’, here is Andrew Farley’s cover artwork for the next instalment of  the Wereworld series, ‘Rage of the Lions’. This book sees hero Drew growing into a great warrior in his battles with the raging lions.

Andrew Farley is represented by Meiklejohn

Fresh Talent at Arena

Arena would like to introduce new recruit, Fred Gambino. Fred has had a long, successful career as a science fiction and fantasy artist, illustrating covers for all the major UK and US publishers. He is also a matte painter and concept artist for the film and animation industry, working on Oscar nominated Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, The Ant Bully, C-Horse and The Star Beast.
Fred's science fiction illustrations feature in the British Library's fabulous Out Of This World exhibition, which runs until 25th September 2011.

Zdenko signs major 2-book deal with UK leading publisher

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

Wereworld: Rise Of The Wolf

Andrew Farley has created this striking artwork for the cover of ‘Wereworld: Rise Of The Wolf’.  Shortlisted for the 2011 Waterstones Book Prize, ‘Wereworld: Rise Of The Wolf’ is an epic fantasy novel about a young mans battle with werecreatures determined to destroy him and his challenge to master the animal within.

Andrew Farley is represented by Meiklejohn Illustration

New Talent at Arena

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.

David Gemmell Legend Award Nominations

The David Gemmell Legend Awards have just announced their short list for the best  book covers for this year!

Artist Partners' Artists once again appear very strongly and dominate the nominations for this years book covers appearing in the highly prestigious David Gemmell Legend Awards – Artist Partners  and their  artists are very strong in this particular  fantasy genre, and they are delighted to present the works of  the nominated artists:
Bob Lea,  Larry Rostant and Paul Young

Artists and the pieces that they're nominated for are:
LEA, Bob - Cover of "The War of the Dwarves" by Markus Heitz

ROSTANT, Larry - Cover of 'The Ragged Man' by Tom Lloyd
ROSTANT, Larry - Cover of 'The Bone Palace' by Amanda Downum

YOUNG Paul - Cover of 'Tome of the Undergates' by Sam Sykes
YOUNG, Paul - Cover of 'Wolfsangel' by M.D. Lachlan
YOUNG, Paul - Cover of 'The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice' by Stephen Deas



Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll

Jonny Duddle's brilliant illustrations bring Derek Keilty's 'wild west' fantasy adventures to life. Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll has been recommended by Richard & Judy's Children's Book Club in the Read Yourself Category for readers aged between 5 and 8 years old.

Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena

The Thirteen Secrets

The long awaited final book in Michelle Harrison's fairy trilogy, The Thirteen Secrets will be released soon. Arena's Christopher Gibbs has illustrated all the covers and the third book completes a beautiful set.
Thirteen Secrets is published by Simon & Schuster on 3rd February 2011, so don't forget to pre-order it now.
Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena
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