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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. Bright Holiday Party in NYC: Photo Round-Up

    illustration by Jarvis Last night, the Bright US team had the absolute pleasure of welcoming publishing clients, illustrators and fellow children’s book lovers into our New York office to toast the season. The annual Bright US holiday party is always a treat and this year was no exception! Thank you to everyone who attended! It […]

  2. A True Storyteller: Meet Benji Davies

    Benji Davies is wonderfully intuitive when it comes to storytelling. His picture books broach subjects that at some point as adults we might be faced with  — wondering how best to explain them to our children when they are small. Grandad’s Island is a great example. It allows a child to continue the narrative, opening up the […]

  3. The BIG Bright Christmas Party 2017

    Huge thanks to all who joined us for this years BIG BRIGHT Party! From karaoke to a fancy dress photo booth, to great dancing and great pizza, we had a blast and hope you did too.  Here’s a round up in pictures . . . Clockwise from top left: Party in full swing; artist Aaron […]

  4. Bright USA Rights Report: November

    Illustration by Jarvis The deals made in November showcase the versatility of talent at Bright, and the passion that drives their art. We can’t wait for these books to hit the shelves! Brett Duquette at Sterling Children’s has bought Just So Willow, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis Christianne Jones at Capstone has bought AWESOME! by Craig Shuttlewood Brett Duquette at Sterling […]

  5. The Insider: Christopher A. Brown

    Illustration by Leire Martin At the Free Library of Philadelphia, Special Collections Curator for the Children’s Literature Research Collection Christopher A. Brown has proven an indispensable resource to picture book makers and enthusiasts alike. We chatted with Christopher about his role at the Free Library, his unparalleled passion for all things kid lit, and the direction of […]

  6. From San Francisco to the Sussex Coast: Profiling Artist Aaron Blecha

    An illustrator with a back catalogue of fantastic books to his name, not to mention other exciting creative projects, we were delighted to welcome Aaron Blecha to The Bright Agency back in March of this year. With an exciting creative project currently under way with the Sea Life Centre in Brighton, and a forth-coming exhibition […]

  7. A Stellar Year for Creator of The Bear and the Piano, David Litchfield

    You only have to glance through David Litchfield’s own blog to see that this talented man owes his success, not only to the fact that he has beautiful ideas with artwork to match, but that his dedication to his audience, and the way he shares his gift means the legacy of his work will certainly […]

  8. Behind the Book: Playdates Rule! by Rob McClurkan

    Author/illustrator: Rob McClurkan In his latest author-illustrated book, Playdates Rule! (Bloomsbury), Bright Artist Rob McClurkan taps into old childhood memories of mischief and mayo sandwiches. Read on for more about how Rob tells stories through pictures, bringing ideas from his brain to the page. It’s time to start planning your next playdate! Playdates Rule! is on sale now! […]

  9. 2017 V&A Winner: Profiling Jarvis

    Earlier this year, Jarvis won the coveted V&A award for his picture book, Alan, and his Big Scary Teeth, published by Walker. This November, he’s been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal for the brilliant Mrs Mole, I’m Home, also with Walker Books. In case you’re unfamiliar with Jarvis, here’s a little more to get your teeth […]

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