New illustration agency targets artists from under-represented backgrounds

Ellen Simmons, a former bookseller at Foyles, has launched an illustration agency for artists from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How One Afro-Latina Comic Book Artist Is Changing The Marvel Universe

Natacha Bustos didn't see Black or brown characters in the comic books she read growing up. Now, she's the one creating powerful superheroes like "Moon Girl" in hopes of inspiring young girls of color. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-09-28 12:49:38 UTC ]
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Artist Relief Distributes $13.5 Million in Pandemic Grants

The funding initiative, created to assist artists suffering under the pandemic, has distributed more than $13.5 million in emergency grants to more than 2,700 individuals since it was launched in April. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Triumph Books, Sports Illustrated Partner to Launch Sports Book Series

Sports book publisher Triumph Books is partnering with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Sports Illustrated brand, to produce a series of frontlist titles based around the venerable sports magazine and its associated properties. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Virago to publish artist Riva Lehrer's 'important' memoir

Virago has acquired Golem Girl, a memoir by artist Riva Lehrer who was born with spina bifilda, which has already won acclaim from writers including David Mitchell heralding it "a hymn to life". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 22:53:10 UTC ]
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Darley Anderson opens illustration arm

The Darley Anderson Agency has opened an illustration arm that will represent artists across both children's and adult lists.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 13:51:54 UTC ]
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Mackesy illustrations to feature in PHE mental health campaign

Illustrations by Charlie Mackesy are to appear in a Public Health England video, as part of a campaign encouraging better mental health in young people, children and their parents.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-14 20:59:22 UTC ]
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In ‘Young Rembrandt,’ Onno Blom tries to piece together the artist as a young man

The book began as a series of weekly newspaper columns in which the author attempted to trace the path of the Dutch artist’s early years. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-10 13:27:53 UTC ]
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Sutherland-Hawes leaves Madeleine Milburn to launch own agency

Children's and YA agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes has left the Madeleine Milburn Agency to launch her own agency, ASH Literary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 04:26:22 UTC ]
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Yale snaps up biography of artist John Craxton

Yale University Press will publish the first biography of British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) in spring 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 02:19:52 UTC ]
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Check out this gorgeous illustrated map of Black-owned bookshops across the country.

Happy Independent Bookstore Day! As part of its guide to Black-owned bookshops in the US, O, The Oprah Magazine created an illustrated map of some of the highlights, and it’s really delightful. The team also asked writers like Tayari Jones, Kiley Reid, and Clint Smith where they like to shop;... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-28 17:29:48 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches challenge for teachers

The Reading Agency has launched an online reading challenge for teachers in partnership with the Open University. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-14 04:47:32 UTC ]
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Winners of Rowling Ickabog illustration competition revealed

Thirty-four pictures drawn by children have been picked to illustrate J K Rowling's fairytale The Ickabog. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-12 22:24:50 UTC ]
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S&S signs three-book deal with debut illustrator Adam Beer

Simon & Schuster Children’s UK has signed three picture books from illustrator Adam Beer in a "significant" deal, incuding two titles which will be published in partnership with author Anna Kemp. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-12 08:37:53 UTC ]
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Bernard and Barokka named National Centre for Writing associate artists

Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard and Indonesian poet Khairani Barokka have been named associate artists at the National Centre for Writing (NCW). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-05 18:33:14 UTC ]
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The Groundbreaking Female Artist Who Shaped Manga History

A new collection introduces English-speaking audiences to an overlooked Japanese cartoonist who smashed both gender and genre norms during her short life. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2020-08-05 18:19:54 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Worklife: Iran’s Blue Circle Literary Agency

The world health crisis has had tangible impact on a new literary agency in Tehran, one of its core staffers contracting the virus during reopenings. The post Coronavirus Worklife: Iran’s Blue Circle Literary Agency appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-24 15:31:03 UTC ]
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Larkum to illustrate Captain Tom’s picture book One Hundred Steps

Puffin has revealed it has chosen Adam Larkum to be the illustrator of Captain Tom’s forthcoming picture book for young readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-21 13:03:42 UTC ]
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Andersen Press among winners at V&A Illustration Awards

Andersen Press and small publisher Design for Today have both released winning books at this year's V&A Illustration Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-20 08:23:27 UTC ]
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HC buys former NHS doctor's 'hopeful' illustrations, poetry and fables

HarperNonFiction has signed a book of illustrations by artist and former NHS doctor Amber Fossey, whose Instagram posts are followed by 18,000 fans. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 05:14:13 UTC ]
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Perry made agent at Ki Agency

Anne Perry is to join Ki Agency in the role of agent, transferrring from Simon & Schuster UK.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-15 08:44:13 UTC ]
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