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Archive: Aug 2016

  1. The Insider: Steph Laberis and Little Golden Books

    How was working with such a legendary brand and what did your collaborative process look like? I have worked with two art directors at Random House, being Catherine Mucciardi and Roberta Ludlow. They are just wonderful – they give me tremendous freedom when working from the manuscripts and are very clear with their feedback as […]

  2. A Behind the Book Bake Off Special with Clair Rossiter…

    For anyone who has waited all year for the next series of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, well… it’s that time of year again! With this much loved series being back on our screens, 2015 winner, Nadiya Hussain is about to publish her first children’s book with Hachette [released 8th September 2016] combining recipes and stories, and perfectly matched […]


    Following the phenomenal success of Netflix’s  STRANGER THINGS,  (and if you haven’t yet seen it, you MUST!)  It is no wonder that this weird and wonderful 80s inspired, Spielberg-esk, filmic TV series has taken flight over creative social media platforms. We couldn’t resist sharing a collection of some of the best fan art inspired by the show, created by Bright artists… Edwardian […]

  4. Behind the Book with Jennie Poh

    Jennie Poh’s debut picture book, Herbie’s Big Adventure, publishes in the UK this week from Curious Fox and next week in the US with Capstone Young Readers on September 1, 2016. For a preview, check out her gorgeous book trailer —  She loves drawing quirky beautiful girly stuff and works with ink, watercolour, collage, origami paper, pencils and usually […]

  5. Fiona Kenny joins the Bright Art Licensing Team as new Agent

    Art Licensing agent Fiona Kenny has joined illustration agency Bright Group international’s London office. Kenny reports directly to Senior Art Licensing Agent Hannah Curtis. She will work with some of the department’s existing clients as well as looking for new opportunities and creative talent. Fiona has worked in licensing for nearly 5 years and has […]

  6. A Gold Medal for Storytime Sunday with Marta Kissi!

    Marta Kissi hosted a story time fit for olympians this Sunday with the recently published debut picture book from Mo Farah and Kes Gray, published by Hachette Children’s Books and illustrated by Marta: Ready Steady Mo! We had a full house here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, listening to the wonderfully rhythmic poem written by Kes Gray, with […]

  7. Bright USA recruits a new Agent to join their team

    Bright USA—a branch of Bright Group International, one of the fastest growing and most recognized children’s creative talent management agencies representing world class illustrators to emerge in recent years—is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic sales person to be an agent who represents our talented illustrators within the children’s publishing industry. Our business is growing, […]

  8. Ready, Steady, Mo!

    Marta Długołęcka —  known as Marta Kissi to her art fans and followers has just illustrated a book which marks an incredible time in UK sporting history — released to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics, and with the main focus being about a gold medal winning athlete, who won gold in the 10,000 metre track race, […]

  9. Bright Group Hires New Contracts Manager, Sandra Tharumalingam

      Contracts Manager Sandra Tharumalingam Willmer has joined illustrator agency Bright Group International’s London office. Tharumalingam Willmer whose official title at Bright is Global Contracts Manager, reports directly to F.D. Eamonn O’Domhnaill. She will be overseeing all contracts for the group and working closely with all agents and finance. She will assist Bright in reviewing […]

  10. How Bright Artist Joshua Heinsz Finds Power in the Color Pink

    How does embracing pink, which is often associated with the “traditional” feminine role, play into your message of breaking the mold and incorporating all facets of femininity (both for girls who absolutely adore pink and those who show their girl power in other ways)? I think some—maybe even a lot of people are quick to say […]

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