The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

Every picture tells a story

The prestigious image that is featured here on the cover of magazine "The Bookseller" (Bologna edition) is the much awaited cover for the book in the new Order of Darkness series by best selling author Philippa Gregory entitled:  Changeling.
Designed by Nick Stearn and proudly published by Simon and Schuster, the cover was produced by one of the very top Artist Partners artists, the well know Illustrator and photographer Larry Rostant.
Larry’s work and image making  is much renown and appreciated , and highly acclaimed by all the very best publishers worldwide. His work is synonymous with huge best selling authors, best selling titles, and highly sought after by computer game and film companies.  Larry’s work is much about the considered photography he produces, the choice of models and costumes, and the overall highest quality and expertise he brings to any given brief!

Stephen Player

Stephen Player represented by Artist Partners  is living and teaching art and illustration in San Francisco, but he still finds the time to
illustrate for special projects, and has recently produced a new sample image entitled "Death" for a forthcoming Caroc project.

Stephen has always enjoyed painting the macabre, graphic novels, and other fantasy and horror subjects. He is known for his collaboration on many
Terry Pratchett titles : including

"The Illustrated Wee Free Men "
"Colour of Magic  25th Anniversary Edition "
And
"Guards Guards Board Game"

Stephen's work can also be seen as an influence on the set designs on Sky One's film production of "Hogfather" also a Terry Pratchett project.

Stephen Player is represented by Artist Partners

Tomislav Tomic: The Snow Merchant

Tomislav Tomic has illustrated The Snow Merchant, Sam Gayton's debut novel, published by Andersen Press. This magical, fantasy adventure is already gaining positive reviews not least due to Tomislav's stunning cover and inside illustrations.

Tomislav Tomic is represented by Arena

Melvyn Grant

Melvyn Grant is an artist whose work has been held with the highest esteem for many years!
Recently he was awarded a special prize for illustration by the Spanish Association Comic Con in Malaga, Spain.  He was asked to attend as a guest of honour at the ceremony and awarded a prize as well as being voted best illustrator!

Melvyn always attracts an eclectic audience of fans as he has always worked in various genres of illustration – Children’s  Books (covers and interiors).   Terry Pratchett’s  Picture Book and Calendars, Fantasy covers and Horror books,  and his other identity as a much coveted  album cover  artist. Melvyn is the artist behind at least three of the most recent album covers for the world’s biggest heavy metal band   *Iron Maiden* he has also acquired a huge fan base because of it, who enjoy following  his work with ever increasing enthusiasm.

Quite recently Melvyn was asked to be involved in supplying the model Erin O’Connor with some prints of his work for her own MODEL SANCTUARY in Covent Garden !
Melvyn is also the cover artist behind many of the popular book covers by the author Darren Shan.

Wikipedia lists him many times over, with lots of interviews and links to his work  if you want to find out more !

*Album covers illustrated by Mel Grant – for Iron Maiden
From Fear to Eternity
The Final Frontier
Death on the Road
And the single - Benjamin Breague

Melvyn Grant is represented by Artist Partners

Fright Fest 2011

Graham Humphrey has created film posters and Interior Design for the Fright Fest 2011.
Film 4's Fright Fest is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival taking place at London's Empire Leicester Square Cinema.
Over a period of five days more 20 films are shown with special appearances and signings by cast and crew.

Graham Humphrey is represented by the Art Market

Wereworld Rage of The Lions

Following on from the epic success of  ‘Wereworld – Rise of the Wolf ’, here is Andrew Farley’s cover artwork for the next instalment of  the Wereworld series, ‘Rage of the Lions’. This book sees hero Drew growing into a great warrior in his battles with the raging lions.

Andrew Farley 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.

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

Wereworld: Rise Of The Wolf

Andrew Farley has created this striking artwork for the cover of ‘Wereworld: Rise Of The Wolf’.  Shortlisted for the 2011 Waterstones Book Prize, ‘Wereworld: Rise Of The Wolf’ is an epic fantasy novel about a young mans battle with werecreatures determined to destroy him and his challenge to master the animal within.

Andrew Farley is represented by Meiklejohn Illustration

New Talent at Arena

Arena would like to introduce new recruit, Aleksei Bitskoff. A former LCC student and graduate of Camberwell College of Arts' MA Illustration course, Aleksei creates surreal, yet engaging worlds which captivate children and adults alike. We couldn't resist his fantastical creatures and mad monsters and we're not the only ones; Templar Publishing has already commissioned him for their forthcoming Monstrous Book of Monsters.

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