Chinese New Year | Year of the Rat

24 January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the first of all zodiac animals, and our artists have created some very special art inspired by the legends, colours and traditions of the Spring Festival.

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.

Bright's Oktoberfest - Bringing Frankfurt to London

15 October 2019

Last week we hosted our very first Oktoberfest where we brought the spirit of Frankfurt Book Fair to London. We gathered industry friends together in the Bright Emporium to eat pretzels, drink beer and look at some of our artists’ new portfolio sheets. Take a look at the highlights below!

Judges Announced for The Alligator's Mouth Awards 2020

08 October 2019

Launched by Bright last year in partnership with The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop, the award was created to celebrate authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction for ages 6-8. Here at Bright we wanted to champion these talented creators and highlight the very best books out there.

Alligator's Mouth Award Shortlist Announced

13 May 2019

We are thrilled to finally be able to announce the books shortlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2019, showcasing the best writers and illustrators for highly-illustrated fiction in the UK.

Bright judges at New Designers 2018

06 July 2018

Bright’s Senior Licensing Agent, and newly-appointed director, Hannah Curtis, was honoured to be invited to join the small-but-select panel of judges to decide the award for SAA New Talent in Illustration Associate Prize at the prestigious New Designers Awards, taking place at London’s Business Design Centre this week.

Book Launch Magic with Ben Mantle

26 January 2018

We enjoyed another great event at The Bright Emporium last night. Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle launched their new picture book, Little Red Reading Hood with Macmillan Children’s Books.

A Stellar Year for Creator of The Bear and the Piano, David Litchfield

24 November 2017

You only have to glance through David Litchfield’s own blog to see that this talented man owes his success, not only to the fact that he has beautiful ideas with artwork to match, but that his dedication to his audience, and the way he shares his gift means the legacy of his work will certainly stand the test of time along with greats like Maurice Sendak, and Judith Kerr.

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