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.
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.
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.
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.
22 March 2019
We are so proud and delighted that Jenny Løvlie has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 with author Lauren Ace, for their beautifully illustrated picture book The Girls, published by Little Tiger Press.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
07 December 2018
What a bumper year for awards 2018 has been! Bright artists have received an array of fantastic accolades and to celebrate the range of talent these awards recognise, we’ve rounded up some of the best highlights from our artists work this year.
30 November 2018
To kick-off the Christmas season, we’ve gone behind-the-scenes of Fred Blunt’s new author illustrated picture book ‘Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny’, published by Andersen Press. A fun, festive revenge tale — of the chocolatey kind — which pits the scheming Easter Bunny against the jovial, and completely unaware, Santa Claus with mounting hilarity.