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.
09 August 2018
As well as being perfect for the target market in both style and substance, the look and feel of the book must be appealing to the adult that is most likely to be purchasing the book. Think about the tastes and current trends that are likely to grab the attention of book buyers.
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.
12 December 2017
Children’s illustrators do, primarily make picture books, but they’ll often do more where their schedule allows. They take part in all sorts of events, up and down the country, and they often share their skills closer to home — in their own community. This is exactly what Fred Blunt has done, and even better, it involves his local library. LM
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.
22 November 2017
Benji describes the book as being like the journey home; just as Storm Whale takes us out to sea, the sequel carries us home, as we find that Noi’s kind deed to the little whale was never forgotten.
30 October 2017
Not so long ago, America saw its first black President. From that incredible shift in history came quite a blow, as in the US, Trump came to power, whilst over in the UK we battle on in the face of Brexit.
19 October 2017
Research shows non-fiction it is selling brilliantly in the children’s publishing market – but why now? Here we speak to Commissioning Editor at Laurence King, Elizabeth Jenner:
06 October 2017
For the first time BBC Business Live’s The Inside Track focused on publishing this morning (5th Oct) timed to air live on the morning of Super Thursday. Interviewing The Bright Agency’s Founder and MD, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, who spoke about children’s publishing and the responsibilities the industry has today. With a global audience over 260 million people.
07 September 2017
The Grotlyn: It’s nostalgic — think Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s Happy Families or Burglar Bill, only with an edge, and a thrill of the macabre. Dickensian London is captured so beautifully, it’s already filmic in it’s composition.
06 September 2017
It’s important to know that art isn’t an easy option — it’s incredibly competitive, it can be lonely, and it takes energy and time to develop your style. The great masters had to keep developing, and an artist — just like a sportsman, has to practice and hone his or her skills on a daily basis.