The app for the fantastic book ‘Tales for Great Grand Children’ illustrated by our very own Daniela Terrazzini is out now! ‘Drawing on the folklore and mythology of India and Nepal and inspired by author John Jackson’s travels in those countries, ’Tales for Great Grandchildren’ is an enchanting collection of 13 illustrated short stories aimed at children aged 7-12 years old. A father, grandfather and great-grandfather himself, author John Jackson has created an enchanting world of flying turtles, truculent tigers and talking lotus flowers that will enthrall readers.’ The app sees Daniela’s beautiful illustrations brought to life with snoring giants, rippling water and a full on stampede! http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tales-for-great-grandchildren/id493018725?mt=8
Daniela Terrazzini is represented by The Artworks
Ruth Palmer has completed some very pleasant covers and spreads for Blackbear the Pirate. Commissioned by the author Steve Buckley, Ruth is now working on her third book in the series. The books follow a pirate bear and crew who are 'named after actual pirates from what historians call the Golden Age of Piracy' with Blackbear based on the famous Blackbeard. Ruth's warm painterly illustrations give the books a traditional classic feel.
Ruth Palmer is represented by Illustration Ltd
Here are two new book jackets by Katie Wood. Katie was commissioned by Scholastic to illustrate the new covers of their fabulous series ‘Main Street’. As an emerging talent in the world of Children’s publishing 2012 is an exciting year for Katie, with the launch of several new series’ featuring her cute artworks coming in the next few months. Katie Wood is represented by New Division
Oscar Wilson has been working with Canongate Books on the cover art for the
postumous memoir of Gil Scott Heron entitled The Last Holiday. Oscar worked
closely with the team at Canongate to create this iconic image of Gil made
from selected poems and lyrics.
Gil Scott-Heron's Publisher and friend Jamie Byng said of the work: "I think
Oscar has created an iconic image of Gil and one that will become widely
known and it makes the whole book come together beautifully. Words were so
important in Gil's life and he loved playing with them so having this image
of him in which he is literally made of words seems perfectly apt especially
for a memoir which is made up of his words."
Oscar Wilson is represented by Debut Art
Sarah Perkins has illustrated this gorgeous cover for Cecilia Samartin's novel "A Beautiful Heart". The novel traces the story of Ana, a middle aged woman who is waiting at the deathbed of her husband as he loses his battle against cancer. While she waits, Ana thinks back on her life and the incredible journey that brought her from war-torn El Salvador, to a convent in the USA, and finally to a wealthy Californian estate where she was employed as a nanny.
A Beautiful Heart is out now, published by Bazar, Finland.
Sarah Perkins is represented by Eastwing.
Christopher Gibbs has illustrated the covers for 3 Sherlock Holmes classic stories for Radio Times. They have teamed up with Penguin to celebrate the return of the popular BBC TV series Sherlock. The Arthur Conan Doyle titles A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Problem and Other Stories are free for RT readers.
Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena
A great treat for the Christmas period, and one which was very highly recommended by many magazines and newspapers to the run up to the festive period , was the gift book entitled: The Christmas Truce beautifully illustrated by David Roberts.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem 'The Christmas Truce' illustrated by David was published by Picador Books. The Poem was written by Carol Ann Duffy for Armistice Day but published in time for Christmas.
David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners