Behind the Book | Fred Blunt

17 February 2020

Bright Author/Illustrator Fred Blunt always entertains with his fantastically funny and superbly silly picture books! As well as collaborating as an illustrator with authors such as Kes Gray and Michelle Robinson, he’s also written his own books, including Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny (Andersen Press), the Captain Falsebeard Series (Puffin) and now his latest picture book Gnome (Andersen Press).

Behind the Book | Fiona Woodcock

07 January 2020

Bright Artist Fiona Woodcock’s The Snow Dragon has been spreading joy far and wide over Christmas and into the New Year. Written by Abi Elphinstone and published by Simon & Schuster, it tells the story of Phoebe, who lives with her sausage dog in Griselda Bone’s gloomy orphanage, where Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air…

Agents Talk: Bright Educational

04 November 2019

One of our biggest challenges and opportunities is influencing the notion of what Educational artwork should look like. It’s true that to meet specific learning outcomes, briefs can be precise, but outside of this, there is room to experiment. This can lead to the emergence of a new style or finding a way to make an artists’ working process more efficient to convey a message or meet deadlines!

Discussion | AOI Events with Jack Oliver Coles and Rhiannon Parnis

23 October 2019

Here at Bright, we love to work closely with organisations like the Association of Illustrators. Not only do we get to go to fun events and meet lots of wonderful illustration folk, we also find amazing new talent through the AOI. Senior Agent Lucie Luddington first met illustrators Jack Oliver Coles and Rhiannon Parnis at an AOI event, and later they joined the Bright family. Here we ask the artist what the AOI means to them.

Behind the Book | Hey Grandude!

25 September 2019

Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! Now, meet Kathryn Durst—the fabulous Bright Artist behind the gloriously colorful illustrations of Hey Grandude!, Sir Paul McCartney’s debut picture book. After a long-awaited release, Hey Grandude! hit the shelves this month on September 5th with Puffin Books in the UK and Random House Books for Young Readers in the US. Since making its way into the world, Hey Grandude! has been embraced by children, adults, and Beatles fans alike and quickly earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Between the excitement of the release and a trip to London to join Paul himself at Waterstones for an unforgettable launch event, it’s safe to say it has been quite the month for Kathryn! It was such a delight to catch up with her for an inside look at all of the hard work that went into the making of this magical book.

Bright's Industry Awards Guide

08 July 2019

At Bright, we know that trying to keep up with the calendar of industry awards can feel an impossible task at times. With so many longlist and shortlist announcements, announced seemingly out of the blue, and the application process varying from award to award, we wanted to find a way to simplify the who’s, what’s and when’s of all the major children’s publishing and illustration awards.

Seb Braun的灵感涞源

24 June 2019

Internationally renowned and beloved Bright artist Seb Braun kindly allowed us to take behind-the-scenes peek into the world of his creative work - from the bright studio filled with his creations, to the inspiration that has guided him since childhood, it is a delightful insight into the life and imagination that has brought so many treasured children’s books to life.

Seb Braun's Creative World

24 June 2019

Internationally renowned and beloved Bright artist Seb Braun kindly allowed us to take behind-the-scenes peek into the world of his creative work - from the bright studio filled with his creations, to the inspiration that has guided him since childhood, it is a delightful insight into the life and imagination that has brought so many treasured children’s books to life.

Amy Capelin | Meet the Agent

14 June 2019

Amy joined teammates Nicky and Robyn at Bright’s London office in 2018. She works with clients across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australasia, helping publishers commission artwork for board books, novelty, activity, picture books, non-fiction and fiction for all ages.

Magic Water Colouring | Rachel McLean for Imagine That

26 April 2019

Our talented illustrator Rachel McLean has been busy creating wonderful worlds for young artists to delve into with her Magic Water Colouring series which launched this year with Imagine That. Filled with everything from dinosaurs and unicorns to dazzling mermaids, the series has been making a splash! We caught up with Rachel to find out what drew her to the project and what her creative process entails.

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