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Category Archive: Bright Agency (Childrens illustration blog)

  1. Artist Profile: Craig Shuttlewood

    Craig Shuttlewood’s ability to design a layout, and his fantastic eye for colour make his picture books eye-catching — his busy pages, filled with all sorts of activity keep children amused for hours. A picture book doesn’t always have to tell a story, and Craig’s most recent book is very much in this genre — […]

  2. Box of Delights: Profiling Ashling Lindsay

    The Night Box, by Louise Greig, with illustrations by Ashling Lindsay and published by Egmont has been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Ashling Lindsay has an immediately recognisable style. She understands how to use colour, and how to compose her subjects within the space on a page to create unforgettable scenes. The Night Box […]

  3. Bright Artists Celebrate Picture Book Month

    Illustration by Ramona Kaulitzki November is a time for crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice flavored everything, and our favorite — Picture Book Month! To celebrate, we asked Bright picture book makers to pay tribute to their all-time favorites, with stylistic renditions of the books that influenced them the most as children and as illustrators. Enjoy! This is probably the first […]

  4. Bright USA Rights Report: October

      The deals made in October highlight the versatility of talent at Bright, and the passion that drives their art. We can’t wait for these books to hit the shelves! Julie Matysik at Running Press has bought Yoga Frog, illustrated by Mark Chambers Jeffrey Salane at Little Simon has bought the Wee Beasties board book series, illustrated […]

  5. Regarding Diversity: Profiling Artist Alleanna Harris

    Every October in the UK, for the past 30 years, we’ve remembered Black History and commemorated achievements made by people of colour. Not so long ago, America saw its first black President. From that incredible shift in history came quite a blow, as in the US, Trump came to power, whilst over in the UK we […]

  6. What is the SOI Original Art Show?

    Illustration by Jarvis The Society of Illustrators hosts an annual exhibit called the The SOI Original Art Show, which features the best children’s book illustrations published in the US during that year. Designed to showcase the most talented illustrators of the day, this special exhibition is curated by a jury of seasoned art directors, illustrators, designers, and editors who […]

  7. Educating October: Bright Artists Honour Black History Month in Pictures . . .

    Click on an image to see more from the artists shown. We commemorate and remember Black History this month, which has been marked every October in the UK for 30 years. It’s unbelievable to think that apartheid didn’t end in South Africa until 1991 — and there is still much work to do in terms of educating generations on why […]

  8. Bringing Colour and Creativity to the World of Children’s Books & the Resilience of the Publishing Industry — Vicki Willden-Lebrecht talks to The Telegraph

    “Words give you the facts, but images add the emotion” — The Bright Group founder explains what it takes for illustrators and authors to achieve success and commends the resilience of the publishing industry. The Daily Telegraph has published an interview with Bright MD and Founder, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht in today’s Business section feature, focusing on […]

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