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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Celebrating Another Great Year at Bright USA!

    Illustration by Fiona Woodcock Thanks to our artists and publishers for helping us achieve such success for another year! With our London office cheering us on every step of the way, we’ve reached some incredible heights these past few years… and we’re excited about what’s to come. Here are just a few of our highlights: This year […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. INSIDE, OUTSIDE, UPSIDE DOWN! Book Launch Brilliance with Yasmeen Ismail & Laurence King

    On Tuesday evening we celebrated the launch of a brand new activity book series for children by award winning author and illustrator, Yasmeen Ismail, creator of Time for Bed Fred, and I’m a Girl! Yasmeen has created these eye-catching activity books with art publisher, Laurence King – well known for beautiful art and design titles, which immediately […]

  9. Why Rights and Royalties Matter

      Bright’s Contracts Manager Sandra Tharumalingam Willmer is excited about the rights and royalties opportunities Bright artists have, and the evolving changes within the publishing industry for authors and illustrators. “Our main aim is to make a contract work harder for each of our artists and authors. Both in terms of the rights we license […]

  10. Starting Out: Embarking upon a Career in Illustration with Bright Artist, Alëa Marley

    Alëa Marley is in her third year at university studying illustration, living by the seaside. Here we talk about her inspirations, experience with Bright and advice for fellow students looking to pursue illustration full-time. What mediums do you prefer to work in, and where do you create your work? When it comes to traditional work I […]

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