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Izzy Burton

Izzy is an Illustrator, Director and Artist in Animation, and hopefully one day soon an Author. Her love of Art, Directing and Writing is tied together with a passion for storytelling.

Izzy grew up in the English countryside in a house that backed onto fields and rivers, and spent a lot of her time writing stories and illustrating them - so it’s no surprise that that’s what she’s ended up dedicating her life to. Graduating from Bournemouth University with a First Class degree in Animation in 2015, Izzy worked in house at London animation studio Blue Zoo for four years as a Concept Artist, progressing to Art Director and Director. Now freelance as an Animation Director with Passion Pictures and Troublemakers, and as an illustrator and author repped by The Bright Agency, Izzy juggles animation and publishing work, enjoying telling stories any way she can.

When she does take a moment to pause — which is fairly rare — you’ll either find her wandering Brighton Beach, curled up somewhere reading a new book (or Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for the millionth time), drinking a cup of Earl Grey tea or concocting elaborate plans on how she can feasibly have a dog in her life.

Izzy is the award-winning Director of the short film “Via” and was named one of Animation Magazine’s “Rising Stars of Animation 2018”.

Izzy Burton is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Izzy please email Arabella

Awards

School Library’s Journal, Starred Review, Feb 2021 for Goodnight Astronaut, written by Kelly Scott (Penguin Random House). ‘Burton’s bright scenes of many of the places the astronaut and author Kelly has slept while growing up with dreams of spaceflight create cozy alcoves from straps and cords, as well as tents and submerged structures. Kelly tells in quite lyrical language of his and brother’s childhoods and journeys to space: “Sliding silently through the sea, we patrol the depths under the crushing weight of water, safe in a long metal tube with no day and no night.” They were active, busy children dreaming of space, and doing the hard work to get there; Kelly spent time as a sailor, a pilot, an aquanaut, and finally an astronaut. Burton’s digital illustrations add magic and wonder to the text in full- and half-page spreads, depicting scenes under the northern lights, and in a spaceship, just to name two. The narrator concludes by encouraging readers to dream big. This book is a beautifully written, making a prominent figure readily accessible to children. VERDICT A necessary purchase and thoughtful meditation, for avid fans of space exploration and newbies alike.’ –Kelsey Socha, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

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