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Serge Seidlitz Jigsaw Puzzles

Serge Seidltz was commissioned by Educational Insights to design 8 children's jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle is made up of between 24 and 48 pieces with words printed on one side and parts of the picture on the other.
The puzzles work by choosing a piece, reading the word on it and searching the puzzle tray for the synonym to that word and then setting the piece in place. Finishing the puzzle then reveals the hidden picture.

Serge Seidlitz is represented by Debut Art

Haemophilia Monster

Sholto Walker has completed a fun yet sobering commission for a leading specialist UK advertising agency. The brief was to design a mostly friendly monster to represent the rare blood disorder haemophilia that predominately affects males. The aim of the campaign was to inform young children who suffer with the disease about how to live safely with it. The character had to be represented in a positive and entertaining way while reflecting the particular nature of the disorder as closely as possible. Sholto says " This I did by designing a bright red pet monster, Hemon, that was, while potentially threatening, mostly benign and friendly if looked after and treated with respect by his friend, Max, the ten-year-old boy he lives with. I drew the characters as vignettes in various scenarios and activities and also produced three four-page comic strips featuring Max and Hemon in various simple short stories."

Sholto Walker is represented by Illustration

The Bizzy Bear on the Farm

The Bizzy Bear On the Farm app, illustrated by Benji Davies, has won an Editor’s Choice award from the Children’s Technology review.

Some rather amazing news! The Bizzy Bear On the Farm app, illustrated by Benji Davies and created by Nosy Crow, has won an Editor’s Choice award from the Children’s Technology review.

Follow the link to read the Children’s Technology review and the app view and see how highly he scores it against other big name competition, such as Sesame Street, Charlie Brown and Dr Seuss:

Children’s Technology review <http://childrenstech.com/files/2012/01/CTRJanuary2012.pdf>

If you have a moment too, do have a look at the other reviews Nosy Crow have been getting for Bizzy Bear, both on the app store, and by bloggers:
Nosy Crow Website <http://nosycrow.com/apps/bizzy-bear-on-the-farm> .

 

Jonathan Leach

Latest Phosphor star Jonathan Leach, creates illustrations from his personal imaginary world “populated by individuals who all look a little off centre”
Jonathan has worked both as a creator of puppets, and as a puppeteer, and this is reflected in his powerful characterisations. Look out for Jonathan’s jolly Christmas pudding character skating across your screen soon !

James Ellis has launched a brand new children’s age card range by illustrator Ailie Busby

James Ellis has launched a brand new children’s age range covering ages 1-6 by talented illustrator, Ailie Busby, who has been illustrating children’s books for more than 15 years and has had work published all over the world.
The range of glittered children's age cards with curved corners, are all beautifully individually wrapped with pink and blue envelopes.

http://www.jamesellis.com

Ailie Busby is represented by Bright Agency

Just Published: The Sleeping Army

Adam Stower has illustrated Francesca Simon's new book, The Sleeping Army published by Faber & Faber.
A story about Freya, who lives in modern Britain with a twist: people still worship the old Viking gods. Stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, Freya is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall’s Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn waking four chess pieces from their enchantment. Summoned to Asgard, they are ordered on a perilous mission.
Here’s a selection of Adam's delightful interior illustrations as well as the hardback cover.
Adam Stower is represented by Arena

My First ballet

We are proud to announce that Mark Ruffle has won the prestigious English National Ballet 'My First Ballet' poster competition. His artwork for Sleeping Beauty wowed the panel of expert judges, and as a result his poster will be used to advertise the ballet and forthcoming events nationwide. What is more, another of our talented artists, Javier Joaquin was awarded runner up for his take on the brief. All in all a huge success for our guys!

Mark Ruffle and Javier Joaquin are represented by the Organisation

Aliens. An Owner’s Guide.

Mark Oliver's new book  "Aliens. An Owners' Guide" is in shops now.  Already on the shortlist for "Stockport School's book award", Mark's latest is the follow up to "Monsters. An owner's guide",  which was long listed for the Greenaway medal . With outrageously imaginative illustrations and written by Jonathan Emmett, the book is a must for all alien owners!

Mark Oliver is represented by Illustration Ltd

Monstrous Book of Monsters

Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff have teamed up to illustrate The Monstrous Book of Monsters, published by Templar this month. The book is written in notebook form with pop-up and lift-up elements for readers to delve into. It's packed with plenty of foul facts on how to spot and avoid monsters, including defensive tactics, monstrous infections, monster myths and monster mysteries.

This is Aleksei's debut picture book, and Jonny's second book with Templar, following his hugely successful picture book The Pirate Cruncher.

Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff are represented by Arena


New work from Simon Cooper

Juggling many jobs at the moment, our in demand illustrator, Simon Cooper, has recently completed work on an Oxford University Press publication for the educational market. The humour in his work always shines through, and together with his strong colourful graphic approach, his imagery is sure to make learning fun. With more work on the way, he continues to deliver!

Simon Cooper is represented by The Organisation

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