We can announced that two books based on hit Hallmark brand, Country Companions, are set to be published in Spain. Although the titles, Love and Dearest Mum, have only just been published in the UK through Egmont, Spanish publishing rights have already been snapped up by Ediciones B. Both books have been written by Helen Ford with illustrations by Simon Taylor-Kielty and feature the cast of the Country Companions brand, including Tom Mouse, Ed Hedgehog, Sam Rabbit and Badger.
Simon Taylor-Kielty is represented by The Bright Agency
The new Kidrobot Dunny figure designed and produced by Nathan Jurevicius, has just been launched in the States where they have been selling like hotcakes. Nathan has been busy with signings in San Francisco, Miami Beach, and New York. Nathan rose to fame with his highly acclaimed Scary Girl books, games and characters, which can be found in the UK. Lets hope Kidrobot makes it here soon!
Nathan Jurevicius is represented by Phosphor Art
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
Our ace paper-sculptress Gail Armstrong has been enjoying a busy period.
This recent commission from Brigham Young University, sees Gail creating the title page and inserts for an article in the BYU magazine. Gail says: "The client, Doug Thomas wanted it to have the feel of an illuminated manuscript, but not to look too 'old fashioned'. I kept the colouring clean and crisp with the sharp white background, and the imagery in the title page links to the imagery in the illuminated roman numerals that are used in the main text."
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration Ltd
If you are a chocolate lover, then you won’t be able to resist Echo Chernik’s recent art for Oh Pour L'amour Du Chocolat.
The project was to create a luxurious art nouveau portrait of the Owner, Tara Cadmus, displaying her chocolates, resulting in a 36" tall Giclee print, posters, tags, and stickers. The Framed Giclee is installed at the shop in New York. If you’re based that way, go have a look.
Echo Chernik is represented by Illustration Ltd
Andrew Selby’s illustrations never disappoint. And tackling thought-provoking subjects is where he’s at his best.
He is the cover illustrator for The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, having completed his second image for them he says: The articles "allow me to think conceptually about how to solve problems through metaphorical solutions - exactly the kind of work I enjoy doing. The bigger the puzzle - the more enjoyable it becomes!"
Andrew Selby is represented by Illustration Ltd
A bit of good library news for a change. Gateshead Library has just re-opened after a £2.5 million redevelopment. It's brand new children's library is now home to a few of Simon Bartram's illustrations from his book, Bob's Best Ever Friend in supersize on the walls. Simon, who lives locally to this important resource for the community, was on hand to do some Bob events for the opening weekend.
Simon Bartram is represented by Arena