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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. 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 […]

  2. Game of Thrones: WINTER IS HERE…

    “… A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones Click on an image to see more by the artist.    Illustrator Keith Robinson has written a blog piece about his creative process for this illustration. Read more here. At Bright we’re […]

  3. If You’re Looking to Launch Your Book, We have the Perfect Place…

    Bright Book Launches The Bright Emporium is a calm and warming space, yet it’s also buzzing with creativity. The interior is full of picture book art along with the picture books themselves, so what better place than here to hold a book launch? This year we have hosted a number of launches, working closely with publishers, […]

  4. The Annual Bright Artists Picnic 2017!

    We love an excuse to party at Bright, and the annual summer picnic is one of our favourite events, held each year for our artists — a wonderful way for us to meet in person, and particularly for those artists and team members new to the fold. We were blessed with glorious weather, perfect for […]

  5. The Book Behind Wishker’s Whiskers — with Sarah Jennings

    Sarah Jennings’ illustrations are full of line and movement — her characters springing into action at each turn of the page. Her latest picture book is with author, Heather Pindar, and Sarah will be bringing Wishker — a cat with very powerful whiskers, to The Bright Emporium for a storytime session on July 16th. I asked Sarah […]

  6. Bright UK Makes Top Book Deals with the Best in Children’s Publishing

     If you’re looking for representation, your future could be Bright… Making picture books is a true labour of love for all involved in the process. From the point at which an agent pitches a book idea, to a deal being agreed, it can be two to three years before the final picture book is published.  […]

  7. 20 Years of Harry Potter in Pictures

    Bright Artists Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter! In honour of Harry Potter turning 20 this year, Bright artists have created their own fan art to celebrate this internationally renowned, and much loved wizard, created by the wonderful J.K. Rowling.  Click on an image to see more by each artist.           Click HERE to see the […]

  8. Bright USA: Latest Publications & Deals

    Bright USA has cemented itself as a top resource for stunning children’s illustration and author/illustrated works. After great success at BEA and ALA, we’re sailing into the summer with dozens of #BrightReads hitting the bookshelves. With exciting big deals announced in our latest PW deal roundup, the following publications are brilliant examples of deals successfully closed and now thriving in the […]

  9. Bright Attends ALA 2017 — A Lovefest of Librarians, Authors and Publishers!

    Anne Moore Armstrong attended the American Library Association/ALA 2017 in Chicago in June and found it to be a true lovefest of librarians, authors, editors and publishers. Everyone who attended ALA have at least one thing in common: they LOVE books! There were signings galore and workshops geared toward librarians and publishing trends. And the […]

  10. Super-Hot Bright USA Deals!

    We agents at Bright USA enjoy nothing more than seeing an amazing deal announced for one of our talented artists. Whether it’s for a sweet author-illustrated picture book, art to help bring someone else’s text alive, or an eye-catching Middle Grade cover, we love bringing new projects to our artists! And once we make these deals, we […]

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