25 June 2018
Summer has arrived and Bright books are in bloom! From exciting new debuts to award-winning talent across picture books and children’s fiction, it’s a joy to see so many beautiful new titles from our brilliant authors and illustrators publishing in the UK over the summer.
04 June 2018
Ahead of the winners’ announcement this week, we take a look at our fab four Bright artists’ shortlisted for the prestigious prize: Ashling Lindsay, Benji Davies, Flavia Sorrentino and Paddy Donnelly.
15 May 2018
We are delighted and immensely proud that Bright artist Laura Hughes has won the Oscar’s Book Prize 2018 alongside author John Dougherty with their original and witty picture book ‘There’s A Pig Up My Nose!’, published by Egmont.
27 April 2018
Olga’s artwork reminds me of books from my childhood: Eerie Fairytales, sometimes with a dark undertone, sometimes other-worldly, and now and again just beautifully nostalgic, homely and warm. I think of artists like Kit Williams, who wrote the very famous Masquerade in the 1970s, which I would spend hours looking at, trying to find the clues, and the famous realist painter, Anthony Green, who’s paintings defy the contraints of a rectangle or square, capturing snippets of his life with perspectives all askew. LM
13 April 2018
Bright prides itself on developing stand-out illustration and author and illustrated works with its diverse and talented roster of artists. We know how much work goes into the publication of a picture book, from all parties involved, to the moment a book is purchased and a child opens the front cover and falls in love with another story.
12 April 2018
Merging traditional and digital mediums to develop his style, he’s established a look that perfectly defines a classic yet contemporary feel: soulful, engaging and modern. Here we take a look at his range of work from debut publication to more recent projects, and talk to Ben about how his technique and inspiration.
05 April 2018
March 2018 was an extraordinary month for UK based Bright artist Suzie Mason! I’ve Loved You Since Forever (HarperCollins), written by the US ‘Today Show’ host Hoda Kotb and featuring Suzie’s stunning illustrations, debuted March 6th to terrific fanfare. The poignant story of a parent’s unique love for their child won over readers in the USA nationwide, and this week achieved the #1 spot on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list (outranking Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World!.
28 March 2018
Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.
23 March 2018
Ashling Lindsay has an immediately recognisable style. She understands how to use colour, and how to compose her subjects within the space on a page to create unforgettable scenes.
13 March 2018
Speeches made by Sue and Paul, who spoke about the importance of literacy and storytelling for children, Associate Publisher at Macmillan Children’s Books, Penny Morris, and Agent, Arabella Stein.
05 March 2018
I remember when Richard Jones joined us. A ripple of excitement ran through the office as we all marvelled at this new artist and his style; the gentle shapes and colour palette — the warmth of his character design. A true draughtsman in his field.
01 March 2018
Jane Newland has a distinctive and extremely eye-catching style. Her illustrations are green and luscious — the fronds of every fern, every leaf are detailed with soft looking textures, like a springy moss or camomile lawn.