Bright USA: New Talent and New Deals!


Martin Van Der Linden

Since officially setting up a brick and mortar presence in Manhattan this past April, Bright USA has cemented itself as a top resource for stunning children’s illustration. After great success at BEA and the return of Bright USA Managing Agent Alli Brydon from maternity leave, we’ve entered autumn with talented new additions to our artist roster and exciting deals to announce.

New Talent



Karl James Mountford


jen naal


Glenn Thomas



Martin Van Der Linden

New Deals

We are proud to announce the upcoming titles being illustrated by Bright artists…

  • David Litchfield to illustrate “When Paulie Met Artie” with Candlewick Press
  • David Litchfield to illustrate “Grandad’s Secret” with Frances Lincoln
  • Julianna Swaney to illustrate “Uncle and Me” with Groundwood Books
  • Marta Kissi to illustrate “Gabby Garcia,” a three book series with HarperCollins
  • Dave Mottram to illustrate “Melvin the Mouth” with Charlesbridge
  • Dave Mottram to illustrate “Racecar Dreams” with Running Press
  • Maxine Lee to illustrate “Today I’m a…” a four-book series with Macmillan FSG
  • Lorena Alvarez to illustrate “Sleep Tight Snow White” with Penguin RandomHouse US
  • Stephanie Laberis to illustrate “Pretty Kitty” with Macmillan Henry Holt
  • Stephanie Laberis to illustrate “Fur, Feather, Fin” with S&S Beach Lane Books
  • Jen Hill to illustrate Kara LaReau’s “Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters,” a three-book series with Abrams
  • Rob McClurkan to illustrate his author/illustrated “Playdates Rule!” with Bloomsbury
  • Luke Flowers to illustrate “Dinosaurs on the Dance Floor” with Albert Whitman
  • Edwardian Taylor to illustrate “Race!” with Little Bee Books
  • Jorge Martin to illustrate “A Cat is Better” with Little Bee Books
  • Migy Blanco to illustrate “Fairy Floss” with Little Bee Books
  • Pierre Collet-Derby to illustrate the “Bossie Flossie” series with Grosset and Dunlap
  • Lorena Alvarez to illustrate “Starring Carmen” with Abrams
  • Brigette Barrager to illustrate “Uni the Unicorn 2” with Random House Children’s Books
  • Lee Wildish to illustrate “William and the Fae Witch” with Random House Children’s Books