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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. Bright Journeys: Dave Mottram

    From quite early on, it seems Dave Mottram was destined for greatness because of hard work and talent. His bright, energetic characters — from humans to anthropomorphic motor vehicles — leap off the page with spunk and vitality. Dave sums up his path to an illustration career, which started at age two in a lovely little […]

  2. Jessica Smith Chats to Ohh Deer’s Amy Lesko

       GOUACHE GIRL – JESSICA SMITH Today we are sitting down with the colourful and cheery illustrator Jessica Smith! Jess talks about her enjoyment from working with children’s illustration and her love of the Muji gel pen. Hey there Jess! Let’s start at the beginning – how have you become the creative you are today? […]

  3. Picture Book Funny Man: The Art of Fred Blunt

    Fred Blunt puts the funny into children’s books, with his humour making both children and adults laugh. There’s something nostalgic about his style; animated, playful and with a warm palette, his pictures and characters tell the story, making his books an all inclusive experience. Here he talks about his journey, starting out as a working illustrator, […]

  4. Behind the Book: The Percy Jackson Coloring Book by Keith Robinson

    The Illustrator: Keith Robinson The older coloring book trend continues with Disney-Hyperion‘s The Percy Jackson Coloring Book, illustrated by Bright Artist Keith Robinson. With a career that began in graphics and animation, to his current work as a children’s book illustrator, Robinson is somewhat of an Olympian himself. Here, he takes us inside the process of […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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