The Mask of Dimitrios

The Folio Society commissioned Paul Blow to produce a series of illustrations for their edition of The Mask Of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler. Set in the 1930’s Paul Blow’s illustrations capture the dark and mysterious atmosphere of the book which is out this month.

Paul Blow is represented by Eastwing

Artemis Fowl is revealed!

Leading illustrator Bob Lea represented by Artist Partners, was commissioned to redesign the much coveted cover artwork of the seven cover titles for the Artemis Fowl series, written by Eoin Colfer. The stylish covers which were mainly white illustrations in 3d , were a very unique style and a departure from the old covers.    

The new covers were launched by Penguin - Puffin Books - with the aid of an electronic countdown in the centre of Piccadilly Circus. The author was also there and was orchestrating the countdown for the actual moment of the release of the books, which was then simultaneously launched to all the many Artemis Fowl fans on all the social networking sites and youtube throughout the world....

Bob Lea has also been  commissioned to undertake the  making of a  animated trailer to launch  the books on the  TV,  which he has done very successfully indeed!  And this is just the start of the  marketing campaign !



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

The Unreliable Life of Harry The Valet

James Brown produced this brilliant cover for the ‘The Unreliable Life of Harry The Valet’ in collaboration with Meiklejohn artist Piers Sanford.  The combination of James’ retro typography and Piers’ etching created a great Victorian Billboard feel for this true story of the most infamous Victorian Jewel thief.

James Brown is represented by New Division

Gary Blythe

Gary Blythe –proudly represented  by Artist Partners is now available for new projects, his classical drawing and painting  technique’s have won him many accolades over the years, winning the  most prestigious Kate Greenaway  award – for the classic children’s book  “The Whales Song”

Gary Blythe has produced  many picture books for all the top publishers here and in the US  and has in the past  worked in advertising,  obtaining a much coveted Clio  Award for an  illustrative advertising campaign.

“World Best Reads” series

Wonderfully versatile artist Richard Merritt has recently completed a fantastic set of 6 book covers for Reader's Digest. Forming their 'Worlds Best Reads' series, Richard has provided simple but delicate silhouette work for the much loved classics, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Oliver Twist, The Moonstone, and the Sherlock Holmes books, The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet. Individually they are stylish, and together they are great collection and compliment to some of the World's most famous authors.

Richard Merritt is represented by The Organisation

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



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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