12 April 2021
We are all about our artists here at Bright, but we thought it was high time for our agents to get some much deserved praise. The agents of Bright U.S. have cultivated a group of talented, set-apart illustrators with their eye for whimsy and detail. After many successful titles under their belt, our agents are sure of what they are looking for when it comes to taking on new artists or matchmaking story tellers from different ends of the industry. Here you will find a roster of our lovely agents, their art wishlists, and why they are the heartbeat of all that goes on at the Bright Agency.
01 April 2021
Chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, tulips in bloom, poetry celebrated…all reasons to be excited that April has arrived! Read along to discover some new #BrightReads you have to look forward to this month!
30 March 2021
Doggo and Pupper (Macmillan) graced shelves last week, and has received much deserved praise. Bright Artist Charlie Alder’s “bark-out-loud illustrations” (School Library Journal) bring a human-like sincerity to three unlikely friends Dog, Pupper, and Cat. Nestled in her at-home studio over a cup of coffee, Alder brought this story to life through purposeful expressions and body language. We had the pleasure of learning about all it took to create this book with the one and only Charlie Alder!
29 March 2021
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in March’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
23 March 2021
We hope the message of women empowerment and equality shared throughout the past few weeks triggers change beyond a single month. Bright has the pleasure of working with many lovely, talented, trailblazing women. Ginnie Hsu is one who has not only made her mark through whimsical art inspired by her eye for nature, but also her impactful illustrations for women-focused titles such as Lady Bird Johnson, That’s Who! published with Macmillan. Though she never believed she would be able to claim the title “illustrator”, Ginnie pursued her passion for art and is living out what was once her wildest dream. Please enjoy the wonderful Ginnie Hsu.
02 March 2021
Spring is on its way, and the much-anticipated sunshine will be welcomed by all of us here at Bright. Along with warmer days, new #BrightReads are hitting shelves this March and we are so excited for them to fill your homes. Enjoy!
25 February 2021
Black History Month is coming to a close, but Bright is hopeful the message will ring throughout each month of the year- in all the years to come. To celebrate, we give you a glimpse into #BrightArtist and #BrightAuthor Mechal Roe’s world. From her self-published debuts with Happy Hair and Cool Cuts to New York Times Bestselling title Superheroes Are Everywhere (Philomel Books) written by Vice President Kamala Harris, Mechal’s resume speaks for itself. Her vision for representation in children’s books has come to life through her achievements, and offers young readers a chance to see characters that look like them in the books that fill their shelves. Please enjoy February’s Artist Journey spotlight, Mechal Roe.
24 February 2021
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in February’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
16 February 2021
Love and family hold new meaning this February as the past year caused priorities to shift, took away quality time, and increased gratitude for health. I Love Us, A Book About Family illustrated by #BrightArtist Luisa Uribe published (by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in the thick of the pandemic last March, and is finally getting some much deserved spotlight almost a year later. This story reveals there is not simply one type of family, and the unique qualities of our own families is what makes us feel at home during hard seasons. We loved chatting with Luisa about her background and journey in illustrating this title, enjoy!
02 February 2021
February rolled in at just the right moment! After months of disconnection and movement being made toward societal change, celebrating love and Black history is the perfect drum to march along to this month. We hope these new #BrightReads bring joy to an already exciting month!
28 January 2021
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in January’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
12 January 2021
2021 slowly but quickly arrived! No matter the foot your new year has started on, we hope these new #BrightReads bring a positive beginning to a year full of fresh starts and hopeful energy.