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Behind the Book | Wakey Birds by Maddie Frost

23 April 2019

Bright artist Maddie Frost is the author-illustrator of three books; her most recent creation, Wakey Birds, published earlier this month with Templar Publishing. We’ve spoken to Maddie on the blog previously about her unique style of digital collaging from found textures, which she scans and then assembles into colorful, geometric scenes and characters with a ton of personality. With the publication of Wakey Birds, we took the opportunity to catch up with Maddie about the process of writing AND illustrating, the evolution of her style, and the challenges she encountered with this project. As always, Maddie kept it refreshingly real, honest, and funny and gave us a sneak peek at the book’s earliest stages.

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Meet the Agent | Lucie Luddington

18 April 2019

Lucie Luddington heads up Bright Educational, applying her 20 years of agenting experience to pair talented artists with fantastic projects and opportunities that take their career to the next level.

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Meet the Agent | HANNAH CURTIS

11 April 2019

As Senior Agent, and a Director of Bright since April 2018, Hannah Curtis leads the agency’s Art Licensing and Illustration divisions and truly forms part of the essential fabric of the company - very much the ‘H’ in Bright, if you will.

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Vegetable Gardening Wisdom | Harriet Popham for Storey

09 April 2019

Bright artist Harriet Popham combined her passion for pattern design and illustration with her family’s farming background in the beautiful artwork for this pocket-sized lifestyle book Vegetable Gardening Wisdom - Daily Advice and Inspiration for Getting the Most From Your Garden published by Storey.

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James Hearne | My First Month at Bright

05 April 2019

James Hearne joined Bright just one month ago and what a whirlwind month it has been! We caught up with him to find out how his career has changed pace in such a short space of time.

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New Bright Books for Summer 2019

04 April 2019

As we start to look towards the warmer months ahead, we are getting excited for the stack of new titles from our Bright artists set to publish this season! Here is a round-up of the wonderful stories on the horizon.

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What Would Dani Do? | Eleanor Hancock for Penguin Random House

02 April 2019

When Bright artist Eleanor Hancock got hooked on Love Island last summer, she had no idea that less than a year later she would be illustrating the autobiography of star contestant, Dani Dyer. With her broad illustration background, including fashion design, greetings and gift, product design and packaging, Eleanor was primed to take on this unqiue challenge.

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Arabella Stein is shortlisted for Agent of the Year 2019

27 March 2019

We are delighted that Arabella has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year by The British Book Awards – this prestigious accolade reflecting Arabella’s incredible dedication to her work and further establishing her position as an industry leader.

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Alligator's Mouth Award longlist announced

20 March 2019

The Alligator’s Mouth Award celebrates the best books published in the UK from the last year for readers aged 6-8, and champions authors and illustrators for highly illustrated children’s fiction.

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Eggstravagant design | Jane Newland for Leonidas

20 March 2019

Luxury confectionery brand, Lenoidas, have engaged the whimiscal charm of Jane Newland’s artwork for their decadent Easter chocolate offering–just one occasion in a series for which the artist has been commissioned–with a whole range of seasonal packaging featuring designs that capture the gleeful excitement of an egg hunt.

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