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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 — […]

  3. A Birthday Book Launch with Laura Hughes & Lucy Rowland!

    We enjoyed a fantastic party at The Bright Emporium with publisher Bloomsbury, artist Laura Hughes and author, Lucy Rowland, for the launch of their picture book, The Birthday Invitation. With thanks to everyone who attended the celebration and who bought a copy of the book! Here is a record of the evening in pictures… Lucy Rowland, […]

  4. Behind the Book with Laura Hughes and Lucy Rowland

    The Illustrator: Laura Hughes Laura, You are now a very well established illustrator, and have created many picture books. Do you enjoy collaborating on projects, and what is it about a story that makes you want to illustrate it? I love collaborating with writers. My favourite stories have an element of magic and fantasy in […]

  5. The Power Of Reading: The World Book Day Effect…

    With less parents taking the time to read to their children and with this then impacting the child’s independent reading, it comes as little surprise that a quarter of the country’s children wouldn’t own a book without the World Book Day initiative. But what is causing us to spend less time on sharing books with our children? Have […]

  6. Matt Hunt’s Message in a Bottle

    Matt Hunt studied fine art, but he hadn’t quite realised his talent for illustration until after his graduation. His debut author-illustrated picture book Message in a Bottle published with Scholastic in April of this year, and we are delighted to announce that he will be hosting a story time session at The Bright Emporium in […]

  7. Every Day is Earth Day with Smiljana Coh

    No matter where you’re from, there’s one day a year that reminds us what we all have in common: we all live on the Earth. This Earth Day, April 22nd, we’re utilizing this sense of unity to inspire and educate. Yet sometimes it’s hard to determine where we should concentrate our efforts — where can we […]

  8. The Making of Grandad’s Secret Giant, with the Award Winning David Litchfield

    David Litchfield is an award winning children’s author and illustrator: His books are always something to look forward to, and after the success of The Bear and the Piano, you could say he had a challenge on his hands! I urge every parent to buy a copy of David’s new picture book. It’s a story about […]

  9. Bright’s Bologna 2017 = A Bright Year Ahead…

    Another Bright Bologna and we loved every minute of it! Here’s the weeks events in pictures… Bologna Wall of Cover Art — spot the Bright Artists! Benji Davies’ forth-coming and much anticipated picture book The Grotlyn (read more from The Bookseller here), with Harpercollins, modelled here by Agent Nicky Lander!   The Simon & Schuster stand, featuring […]

  10. Behind The Pumpkin Project with Sarah Jennings!

    Sarah Jennings has just completed the illustrations for a book that won the ITV Lorraine’s Top Tales prize: The Pumpkin Project, written by Katie Smith — a newly discovered talent, thanks to this fledgling book prize, run by Hachette Children’s Books in conjunction with ITV. Having illustrated mainly for the educational sector, Sarah is about to publish her […]

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