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“Mind Body & Spirit Book of Days” 2010 diary

Anne Kristin Hagesaether (Eastwing)has produced thirteen beautiful illustrations to form chapter openers for the "Mind Body & Spirit Book of Days" 2010 diary, produced by DBP. Anne Kristin's sensitive and painterly illustrations set the perfect tone for the theme of the diary - "Living in the moment". The illustration shown is the opener for June.

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My mum has X-ray vision!

Alex T Smith’s third picture book with Scholastic Children’s Books has just been published! My Mum Has X-Ray Vision! by Angela McAllister, is a hilariously sweet story about how mum’s always know what you are up to… especially if it’s something you are not meant to be doing:

Milo’s Mum always knows what he’s up to. She knows when he's using her saucepans to brew up magic spells, and she knows when he's bouncing on his bed. She even knows when he's wrestling with giant sea monsters in the bath. But how does she do it? There can only be one answer: she must have X-Ray vision!

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Tomislav Tomic makes it to the cover of Illustration Magazine

Tomislav’s beautiful illustration of the Snow Queen was used on the cover of this year’s Christmas edition of Illustration Magazine. His sketchbook work was also chosen for the Illustrator’s Notebook feature, offering an insight into his extraordinary imagination and draftsmanship.

Tomislav writes:

When I start to illustrate books I used sketchbooks as a database for reference material. I draw lots of studies of plants, trees, animals and other stuff, all of which could help me with my illustrations.

Tomislav is represented by Arena.

See more of his work here

Thomas Flintham creates a great Xmas card

Arena’s new illustrator Thomas Flintham was commissioned to create their charming Christmas card this year, Angel. This character originated as the Angel of Light in Thomas’ Christmas comic series, Super Christmas.

Thomas recently finished his Illustration Masters at Camberwell School of Art and is already becoming well known for his meticulously detailed maze artworks, including The Amazing Giant’s Castle.

British Comedy Awards 2009

Setting all his paint-guns to ‘funny’ is Keith Robinson and his epic work on last week’s 2009 British Comedy Awards.

Keith created branding, titles and packaging—including logo, to reflect the superhero theme of the set. He also produced storyboards for Marvel comic artist Mike McKone, later animating Mike’s characters.

Keith is represented by Illustration ltd

you can open his portfolio here

Cupcakes for Kathryn

Kathryn Rathke is the talented hand behind these portraits for Seattle’s The Stranger.

The magazine awards a yearly $5000 sum to accomplished local "geniuses", and Kathryn was thrilled to be commissioned for the feature. As well as 10' x 10' reproductions, the portraits were also printed on(presumably limited edition) cupcakes!

Kathryn is represented by Illustration Ltd.

You can see more of her work here

Mumbai One Year On

Some illustration goes way beyond the reach of words. Shailesh Khandeparkar’s stark and powerful poster design is one such illustration.

The first anniversary of the terror attacks are remembered in these posters and prints, and were distributed by India's DNA newspaper.

Shailesh is represented by Illustration Ltd

You can see more of his work here

Joelle’s book ‘Smelly Peter’ has just won The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009!

It started in 1988 to encourage children to read and to highlight the best children’s books published each year. The first year only 6 local schools took part but this year a total of 202 groups were involved. It’s an event for children voted for by children.

‘Peter is different – he only ever eats peas. And they make him rather smelly! Then one day he turns completely green. . . he is spotted by some aliens from outer space, who think he looks wonderful! So they whisk him away to make him their king…’

Joelle is represented by the Bright Agency and you can see more of her owrk here

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