Steve May Illustrates Dennis The Menace: Canine Carnage

Prankmaster General is back again in The Diary of Dennis The Menace: Canine Carnage. This is the fifth book in the successful series written by Steven Butler and illustrated by the very talented Steve May. Steve's illustrations almost leap off the page with an energy that equals the comic writing.

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Spike Gerrell Illustrates This Book is Gay

Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations feature in James Dawson's This Book is Gay, published by Hot Key Books this month. A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious, Spike's images are the perfect foil for James' wit and wisdom. This book really smashes the myths and prejudice surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Spike Gerrell is represented by Arena

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Patrick George for Microsoft

Patrick George was commissioned by Cinco, Portland USA to provide a range of illustrations as part of a new campaign for Microsoft Global Recruiting.

Entitled "Right Now", the campaign storytelling breaks down into five themes about areas of work, such as natural user interfaces and cloud computing.
Part of the brief was wanting an irreverent attitude to come through, to be fun, playful and provocative, without being glib.

Patrick George is represented by Debut Art

 

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Just Published: Primrose by Alex T Smith

Alex T Smith's exciting new picture book 'Primrose', is published by Scholastic this month. Primrose is a princess who just wants to have fun but the King tells her off for climbing trees and the Queen shrieks when she catches her jumping on the bed with Percy the pug. She isn't allowed to dig in the garden or cook cakes in the kitchen, her life is boring, boring, boring! This is until Grandmama comes for a visit and reminds everyone in the royal household how important it is to have some belly-laughs. This book is very pink, feisty and a lot of fun - it's available in hardback, paperback and the ebook is narrated by Lucy Porter through Me Books. Alex T Smith is represented by Arena

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Adam Stower: Naughty Kitty! Published

Adam Stower's picture book Naughty Kitty! is published by Templar this month. In this charming sequel to the popular Silly Doggy! we meet Lily again, just as her mum finally agrees to buy her a pet - but it's not a doggy, it's a kitten! When things start to go wrong around the house, Lily is quick to blame her new little furry friend with hilarious consequences.
Here are some spreads from the book. Adam will also be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival this summer.
 Adam Stower is represented by Arena

Just published: Chris Garbutt’s Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder Book Covers

Jo Nesbø's hilariously funny Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder series continues with the recent publication of The End of the World. Maybe and Time-Travel Bath Bomb (Simon and Schuster). The very talented Chris Garbutt's crazy illustrations are perfect for the covers and should have them flying off the book shelves in all good book stores.

Chris Garbutt is represented by Arena

 

AWARD: Jonny Duddle Scoops Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2012

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

Thomas Flintham Loves Mameshiba

Viz Media commissioned Thomas Flintham to illustrate Mameshiba Love Winter. Recently published, this novelty book tells the tale of a group of clever beans who don their hats, scarves and earmuffs to brave the cold and build a snow castle. Thomas' delightful illustrations also include designs for stickers to decorate the pop up castle inside.

Thomas Flintham is represented by Arena

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