10 March 2016
Since publishing with Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers in June 2015, Yasmeen Ismail‘s illustrations in One Word from Sophia have garnered enormous praise. Librarians, parents, book reviewers and young readers alike have invited outspoken Sophia onto their bookshelves and into their hearts. Her popularity has helped to ignite an important conversation: Sophia is a strong, intelligent female character of color and she has too few peers in picture books.
29 February 2016
SH & PL: So, we had always wanted to do a story about a superhero. A new exciting, dynamic, crime fighting icon of justice. But who or what should this character be? A dinosaur – pirate – alien – radio-active – bug – thing? No, no, no, that’s far too common! We decided on a humble spud, a plain old potato for our story.
11 February 2016
In 2016 Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, co-creators of veggie-hero ‘Supertato’, were shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud picture book award this year, for the brilliant I Need a Wee! published by Simon and Schuster.
19 November 2015
Last week the Bright team were delighted to launch The Bright Emporium in Clapham, London. The Bright Emporium is a space to celebrate and acknowledge illustration, where children and families can appreciate and discover this creative journey in a fun and variable environment.
14 August 2015
Following a packed family craft event on the Waterstones Piccadilly shop floor, Bright Group, Bloomsbury and Yasmeen Ismail concluded the highly anticipated launch of I’m A Girl with an exclusive evening function on the lower ground level.
15 March 2015
There’s something nostalgic about his style; animated, playful and with a warm palette, his pictures and characters tell the story, making his books an all inclusive experience. Here he talks about his journey, starting out as a working illustrator, covering a broad range of markets, to the present, where he works solely on picture books, much to the delight of his readers… LM
03 June 2014
The Victoria & Albert Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year, from both seasoned and junior illustrators. Not only is the V&A one of the most prestigious and notorious institutions in the world, it is also a long standing pillar of creative influence for artists.