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Archive: Jul 2017

  1. Splash into Summer Reading with Bright USA Agents!

    As you’re lounging by the pool or at the beach or sitting in front of your AC unit, I’m sure you’re itching for some summer book recommendations. Our agents offer their top picks for summer reads, both timeless classics and newer titles. So kick back, relax, and head on over to your favorite local bookstore for a […]

  2. Bright Journeys: Becca Stadtlander

    When Anne Moore Armstrong joined Bright as a picture book agent, Becca Stadtlander was one of the first US artists Anne approached to join her list at the agency. Becca received her BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Using watercolor and gouache, her eclectic, sometimes primitive scenes showcase texture, color, pattern, and intricacy unique to […]

  3. A Journey into Picture Books: The Art of Richard Jones

    From the point at which an artist signs with Bright; from early development — to their first illustration project — to the moment their career blossoms, is a wonderful journey to follow. I remember when Richard Jones joined us. A ripple of excitement ran through the office as we all marvelled at this new artist […]

  4. An Agent’s Profile: Meet Robbin

    “Robbin Brosterman is one of the brightest and most enthusiastic designers I’ve ever had the joy of working with. She was also indefatigable – always willing to go the extra mile for the good of the project. She’ll be an amazing agent.” - Neil Gaiman Hugo, Newbery, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Sandman series […]

  5. The Art of Illustration in Education

    Artwork by Richard Smythe You’d be right to associate The Bright Agency with picture books. We work with top authors and illustrators on a global scale, working with the best publishing houses in children’s books, both UK and beyond. But we don’t stop there. Three years ago, Bright Agent Lucie Luddington made it her mission […]

  6. Behind the Book with Bright Star, Lucy Fleming

    We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lucy Fleming for the last three years, and over that time we’ve watched her style grow and develop into something special. Her illustrative ability allows her to glide seamlessly from one end of the spectrum to another, giving her a broad range of opportunity in the children’s book industry.  Here, Lucy […]

  7. Game of Thrones: WINTER IS HERE…

    “… A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones Click on an image to see more by the artist.    Illustrator Keith Robinson has written a blog piece about his creative process for this illustration. Read more here. At Bright we’re […]

  8. If You’re Looking to Launch Your Book, We have the Perfect Place…

    Bright Book Launches The Bright Emporium is a calm and warming space, yet it’s also buzzing with creativity. The interior is full of picture book art along with the picture books themselves, so what better place than here to hold a book launch? This year we have hosted a number of launches, working closely with publishers, […]

  9. The Annual Bright Artists Picnic 2017!

    We love an excuse to party at Bright, and the annual summer picnic is one of our favourite events, held each year for our artists — a wonderful way for us to meet in person, and particularly for those artists and team members new to the fold. We were blessed with glorious weather, perfect for […]

  10. The Book Behind Wishker’s Whiskers — with Sarah Jennings

    Sarah Jennings’ illustrations are full of line and movement — her characters springing into action at each turn of the page. Her latest picture book is with author, Heather Pindar, and Sarah will be bringing Wishker — a cat with very powerful whiskers, to The Bright Emporium for a storytime session on July 16th. I asked Sarah […]

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