Romeo Spikes

Pete Harrison was commissioned by Beautiful Books to create this fantastic cover artwork for ‘Romeo Spikes’ by Joanne Reay. Pete was asked to design the tattoo around key elements from the story. He then illustrated it over a photograph to create this striking image. Pete has previously created similar designs for Hyundai’s press campaign in South Africa.

Pete Harrison 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.

“Grunt and the Grouch”

Lee Wildish won the Hillingdon Children’s Book Awards 2011 for ‘Grunt and the Grouch’ published by Little Tiger Press!  Tracey Corderoy's text and Lee's illustrations are a match made in heaven and the Bright team are very proud of this fantastic book.
And finally Bright would like to introduce six artists new to SAA this year  Masumi FurukawaMigy Blanco, Gavin Scott, Louise Ellis, Gladys Baccala, Binny Talib, watch this space for news of their successes!

Summer read

A Great Summer read!  Ideal for the beach , the new book by Freya North is published by Harper Collins with the cover illustrated by Lauren Bishop.  This book is the latest in a series – with cover look and style on previous covers all illustrated by Lauren. Lauren Bishop is represented by Artist Partners


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.

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