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Euan Cook: Crazy Classics for Teens

French publisher, Editions Didier have commissioned Euan Cook to illustrate a number of modern retellings of classic tales including most recently, Dracula. Euan's bold linework lends itself brilliantly to the graphic novel style series for Teens and gives Crazy Classics: Login: Dracula a fresh and contemporary feel.

Euan Cook is represented by Arena

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Christopher Gibbs Cover Illustration for The Relic Guild

This image is Christopher Gibbs' eye catching cover illustration for Edward Cox's debut fantasy novel,  The Relic Guild, published by Gollancz.

"Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh. The only people Clara can trust are the Relic Guild, a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth. But the Relic Guild are now too few. To truly defeat their old nemesis Moor, mightier help will be required. To save the Labyrinth – and the lives of one million humans – Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls."

Chris bumped into Edward at Loncon 3, The World Science Fiction Convention this year - and they got on like a house on fire. Edward's debut is already receiving some great reviews, so we hope it becomes a series!

Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena

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Steve May: Diary of Dennis the Menace

Steve May's lifetime ambition to draw his comic heroes Dennis The Menace and Gnasher has been realised at last. Diary of Dennis The Menace is the first title in a brand new series, written by Steven Butler and published this month by Puffin. Steve was initially asked to submit samples of both characters - the brief he was given:  "Dennis would need to retain the high smile that sits just below the nose and eyes, plus his typical features – spikey hair, red and black jumper and shorts etc, but the Beano are keen for the illustrator to leave their mark on this. Being Dennis the Menace, the illustrations can afford to be anarchic and quite dominant throughout the book.”
 
Of course, Steve loves a bit of anarchy and his response was to produce these amazing character designs! Gordon Tait from DC Thomson & Co aka The Beano HQ said: " I think it's safe to say we were all very excited when Steve's initial drawings came through and for us the choice was pretty much a no-brainer as they say… it was exactly what we were looking for."
 
Steve went on to illustrate the cover and black and white illustrations for the insides, with added splats, ink blots, fingerprints and paw prints to emphasise the handwritten diary feel.
 
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Robyn Neild

Robyn Neild was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of the paperback edition of 'The Holiday Home' by Fern Britton. Having already created the cover art for the hardback edition, Robyn's whimsical illustration style perfectly reflects the warm and humorous tone of Fern's writing.

Robyn Neild is represented by New Division

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Rob Ball – Nominated Best British Comic

Rob Ball’s incredible comic , ‘Winter’s Knight: Day One’ has been nominated for Best British comic at the National British Comic Awards. A very well deserved bit of recognition for this beautiful artwork, we’ll be waiting for the result with our fingers and toes crossed! http://britishcomicawards.com

Rob Ball is represented by The Artworks

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New Harry Potter covers, Illustrated by Andrew Davidson

Our amazingly talented Andrew Davidson was commissioned by Bloomsbury and Webb & Webb to create this stunning set of hand engraved illustrations for the new adult edition of the Harry Potter series. Through Andrew’s dramatic compositions and beautiful intricate details, he retells key scenes from the stories and creates a truly memorable and magical set of covers. Here are the engravings behind the vibrant covers unveiled in all their original glory. All seven books and the box set will be available to buy from September 2013.

Andrew Davidson is represented by the Artworks

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