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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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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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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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Behind the Book: The World Book Day Monster illustrated by Ada Grey

01 March 2019

This World Book Day we are going behind the scenes of the magical new picture book The World Book Day Monster written by Adam & Charlotte Guillain. The book, from Egmont, is a celebration of stories, capturing all the excitement and imagination the day inspires as one young reader tries to find someone to share the magic of her favourite book with.

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Ten Golden Tips to a successful career in illustration

25 February 2019

At Bright, we are dedicated to attaining exciting opportunities with fair conditions for our artists to enable them to create wonderful work. It is immensely rewarding to support artists in this way and to be able to offer guidance as they navigate their way through the industry.

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Behind the Book: Daddy Fartypants illustrated by Matt Hunt

01 February 2019

This January saw the publication of the hilarious new picture book, Daddy Fartypants, written by Emer Stamp, featuring a very windy bear! We’ve gone behind the scenes of the laugh-your-pants-off story from Orchard Books to find out how the tale of an embarrassed son and his unapologetic Dad was brought to life.

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The Wonderful World of Petr Horácek

16 January 2019

The start of the year is often a time when we see an influx of fresh, new artwork at Bright as energy and inspiration is renewed. This January we welcome renowned author illustrator Petr Horácek to the Bright family with his numinous style and creativity.

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New Bright Books for Spring 2019

07 January 2019

The new year is underway and how better to start 2019 than with beautiful new books! Our talented Bright Artists have been busy bringing an array of new stories to life and we are thrilled to showcase the releases hitting bookshelves this winter.

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