Archive: Sep 2017

  1. Behind the Big Sneeze! With Simon Prescott

    Simon Prescott is the illustrator of the Marvin and Marigold books – I say books because these characters are certain to have a long life in the world of publishing, and a Marvin and Marigold Christmas story is due imminently. Author, Mark Carthew lives in Australia, but distance has been no object during this creative process, allowing a […]

  2. Bright Innovation and Design

    Clair Bremner  Based in London and New York, Bright is an illustration agency representing new and established contemporary artists from all over the world. Specialising in artwork ranging from digital to traditional mediums, we create visuals to communicate your brand, product or message, using beautiful design – for projects across advertising, merchandising, branding, licensing and the publishing sectors. […]

  3. Big Bright USA Books Publishing this Season

    This is truly an exciting start to the season, with such a wealth of talent from Bright authors and illustrators. There is a great diversity of stories, characters, and passions featured in these upcoming titles; we are proud to share each and every one with you. Please do get in touch with our agents to […]

  4. The Insider: Sarah Hokanson, Art Director at Random House

    In this edition of The Insider, we interviewed Sarah Hokanson, Art Director at Random House Children’s Books. On Saturday, September 9th, Sarah appeared alongside our very own James Burns at the annual Eastern PA SCBWI Illustrator Day event at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where they gave a presentation to emerging illustrators on how to take their portfolios […]

  5. Once upon a time there was a girl with an idea… Bright Art Licensing reflects on how far they have come since Founder Vicki Willden-Lebrecht set up the Agency

    The Sunday Times have just published an article on Bright’s MD and Founder, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, in this weekend’s Business & Money section: For the last decade, The Bright Group has been one of the leading illustration agencies for unique children’s publishing and boutique art licensing artists. Their Art Licensing division (Bright Art Licensing) represents the […]

  6. ‘Once upon a time there was a girl with an idea…’ Reports the Sunday Times

    The Sunday Times have just published an article on Bright’s MD and Founder, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, in this weekend’s Business & Money section. If you missed the article in The Sunday Times (sign up to read it in full online here) read a few excerpts from the interview and some out takes here – a clear […]

  7. Do YOU Know When The Grotlyn’s Been? Slipping Through Your House Unseen . . .

    I knew I’d love The Grotlyn. It’s nostalgic — think Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s Happy Families or Burglar Bill, only with an edge, and a thrill of the macabre. Dickensian London is captured so beautifully, it’s already filmic in it’s composition. Horror is quite a thing in children’s books, and it always has been really if you think […]

  8. Mark Chambers On His Creative Career — Art Is Never the Easy Option, Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Differently . . .

    Mark was shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Award  for this striking image back in May this year. Mark Chambers has been with Bright from the very beginning. Through sheer determination, hard work and an ability to adapt and develop his style over time, he has made illustration his career, and a successful one at that. In this interview, […]