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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. Bright Agent Alli Brydon Teams Up with SCBWI

    For nearly 40 years, the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI for short) has been providing unwavering support for its 25,000 members. Our Bright Agents fully support the wonderful efforts of SCBWI chapters all around the world – we’ve served as faculty at SCBWI conferences, participated in Q&As and portfolio reviews, and proved to be valuable […]

  2. Behind the Book with Daniel Duncan

    Fresh, new author/illustrator, Daniel Duncan’s debut picture book, SOUTH, was warmly received at the recent book launch with US based children’s publishing house, Abrams — held at The Bright Emporium. The story is calm and gentle, the illustrations full of depth and emotion. Already proving to be a hit, and with fantastic reviews, we thought it might be […]

  3. The AOI: Investing in Illustration

    When you embark upon a career, there is usually an organisation, be it government run, or an independent body, there to make sure you are paid correctly and the conditions under which you work are fair and just. The Association of Illustrators (AOI) was set up as the trade association for illustration to be a […]

  4. Behind the Book: Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp

    The Author/Illustrator: Stephan Lomp Just in time for Fathers Day, Bright Artist (and new father) Stephan Lomp is out with Papasaurus, the sequel to the acclaimed Chronicle picture book Mamasaurus. Drawing on personal parenting experience and inspiration from his young son Elmo, Stephan’s new story with familiar characters will strike a cord with fathers of all ages looking to […]

  5. Bright Highlights from BEA 2017

    Illustration by Jennie Poh  Readers, exhibitors, and authors alike came in droves to this year’s Book Expo of America. We had a fabulous time bolting from meeting to meeting, spotting trends and Bright Books in the wild, and reconnecting with old industry friends!  The Javits Center was all abuzz with exciting new literary prospects on the […]

  6. The Secret Behind the Bear… With Katie Blackburn & Richard Smythe

    When you’re having trouble getting your kids to sleep, or introducing different foods and finding that you are up against it at every turn, help is always welcome. In search of reading materials to help her own little boy, Katie Blackburn decided to take on the challenge herself, and so the comforting, rhythmic, ever so […]

  7. Anne Moore Armstrong + MentorMakers: The Role of A Bright Agent

    Bright US publishing agent Anne Moore Armstrong skyped in with Mentor Makers to chat about what it takes to become a children’s book illustrator and the undeniable benefits of having agent representation. With more than 20 years as a children’s book professional, Anne is chock full of knowledge to share. When Anne first came to Bright […]

  8. The Wonderful World of Ada Grey!

    You may well have two or more of these books at home, illustrated by Ada Grey. The Bright Agency spotted her talent and snapped her up, where Ada was immediately catapulted into the UK best-seller lists with the inspired Royal Baby series with Bloomsbury. We are delighted to be joining Ada with her new book, Rockabye Pirate, […]

  9. Winner of The V&A Award 2017: Alan’s Big Scary Teeth, by JARVIS!

    Have you heard about Alan, and his BIG SCARY TEETH?! We are so proud of Bright artist, Jarvis — this years winner of the coveted V&A Illustration award.  Alan is big and scary… Those teeth. Although — things in the jungle aren’t quite what they seem and the plot twist is so joyous, you will be […]

  10. Behind the Book: Seagrass Dreams, illustrated by Chloe Bonfield

    Bright Artist Chloe Bonfield, with her signature multi-dimensional paper cut style, stunned readers with her first book The Perfect Tree. Her latest illustrated book, Seagrass Dreams, published May 8th with the brand new imprint of Quarto, Seagrass Press, as its debut title. Seagrass Press will publish highly visual and immersive picture books which feature wonders of the natural world — […]

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