Throughout history, timelines have been punctuated with epic battles, for control of land, resources and communities. Flying Eye Books in association with author Iris Volant and Arena Illustrator Joe Lillington have chosen this aspect of History to form the basis for Ancient Warriors.Filed under: Arena, Book Covers, Children's Books, Joe Lillington, New Work, News
It’s time to adjust your bow tie, grab the nearest magnifying glass and get ready to embark on an action packed quest with Alex T. Smith’s Mr Penguin and The Lost Treasure is OUT NOW in handy satchel sized paperback! (published by Hachette Children’s Books)Filed under: Alex T Smith, Book Covers, Children's Books, Just Published
From his cosy south coast studio in Brighton Graham Carter is one of the most exciting illustrators and print makers currently working in the UK, With a keen eye for design Graham creates visuals for a number of publishers and brands and his collectable prints have become sought after the world over.Filed under: Arena, Design, Graham Carter
Joe Lillington has been represented by Arena Illustration for two years and in that time has emerged as a go-to illustrator for historical non-fiction publications for children.
The influence of Medieval manuscripts on Joe’s recent work is evident in the detail and depiction of figures and landscapes, often drawing reference from the work of Pieter Bruegel who’s work he greatly admires, Joe’s illustrative style has equally been shaped by his childhood love of the Asterix graphic novels by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo which first triggered his love for history, characterisation and strong narrative.
Spot the Mistake Journeys of Discovery created by Amanda Wood, Mike Jolley and illustrated by Frances Castle publishes with Wide Eyed Editions on 5th July. An immersive, puzzle solving experience with hidden red herrings, misplaced props and out of context hidden objects cleverly hidden within each spread.Filed under: Book Covers, Children's Books, Frances Castle, New Work, The Illustration Process