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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. A Fairytale Book Launch with Little Red Reading Hood & Friends

    We enjoyed another great event at The Bright Emporium last night. Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle launched their new picture book, Little Red Reading Hood with Macmillan Childrens’ Books, along with many other famous book faces including Fiona Woodcock, Beni Davies, Timothy Knapman and Paul Linnet there to celebrate with them. Picture book makers: From […]

  2. Bright US’s First #KidLitArt Bootcamp in NYC!

    This past Saturday, Bright US descended upon the unsuspecting librarians and patrons of the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library for our KidLitArt Bootcamp! As we readied the coffee and pastries, aspiring children’s book illustrators began to arrive, excited to hear words of wisdom from Bright’s founder and managing director, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, […]

  3. The Comedy of Animals Captured: Meet Steph Laberis

    Steph Laberis beautifully captures the movement and character of animals in her artwork. Her style is alive with line work and bold, vibrant colours — and you may recognise it if you live in the US , from the famous Little Golden Books series. Here Steph talks about her background before children’s picture books, her […]

  4. Matt Hunt’s Message in a Bottle: Inspiration to Follow Your Dreams in 2018

    Last year, Matt Hunt published his first picture book with Scholastic. Almost a year on and he’s a nominee for a Kate Greenaway Medal. What a way to begin the new year! The story itself is a perfect antidote to New Year blues . . . With it being a grey and rainy January, it’s […]

  5. Books Publishing This Month at Bright Agency US: January

       The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express Illustrated by Jen Hill | Abrams   Colors of Love Illustrated by Tony Neal Simon & Schuster What Makes a Blizzard? Illustrated by Maddie Frost Harper Collins Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters! Illustrated by Daniel Rieley Penguin Random House | Nancy Paulsen Books If you […]

  6. Behind the Book: River Rose and the Magical Christmas illustrated by Lucy Fleming

    The Illustrator: Lucy Fleming Lucy Fleming knew from her teenage years that she loved illustration and, as an adult, has turned that passion into a very successful full-time career. Through cheerful characters and vibrant scenes, her artwork has helped tell countless children’s stories. Her latest book, River Rose and the Magical Christmas, written by Grammy Award winner […]

  7. Bright USA Rights Report: December

    Illustration by Jarvis As the holidays approach, we are excited to feature three final deals of 2017 as officially announced by Publisher’s Weekly! Marilyn Brigham at Amazon/Two Lions has bought PIPPA’S NIGHT PARADE by Lucy Fleming Joy Peskin at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has bought the four-book TODAY I’M A… series by Maxine Lee Kristen […]

  8. Picture Book Hygge: Celebrating the Art of Fiona Woodcock

    There is something extremely calming about Fiona Woodcock’s artwork — I would describe it as the hygge of picture book illustration — because each time I read one of her books, I feel so relaxed and content, gently swept up by the subtle colours and textures she creates. A Dot in the Snow is beautiful, […]

  9. The Bright Calendar 2018

    Your Bright calendars are on their way!   This year designed by Sarah Callaghan and with cover stars, Jane Newland [art licensing edition], and Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet [children’s publishing edition]. Designer, Sarah Callaghan with Bright MD Vicki Willden-Lebrecht during the artwork selection. Cover by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. from their forth-coming picture […]

  10. Celebrating 2017’s Outstanding Achievements

    At Bright we always comment on the importance of awards. To celebrate the range in talent recognised in these awards and accolades, we’ve rounded up some of the best  highlights for Bright Artists work in 2017: Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis (Walker) has had a corker of a time on the shelves since publishing just […]

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