There’s no ducking out, it’s time to be a hero, so dust off your cape and put your super pants on because Adventure Duck has landed and he’s up against his nemesis and evil super villain Power Pug in …(shouted in block buster movie voice over tones…)
ADVENTURE DUCK…Vs POWER PUG ….Written by legendary Steve Cole and illustrated by the bonkers brain that is Aleksei Bitskoff.
It’s that exciting time of year again, the moment we get to reveal our new showcase brochure featuring some of the amazing new work our illustrators have been busily beavering away on. This season we have focused on world- building and character creation, mirroring some of the recent successes some of our brands have had on the small screen.Filed under: Adam Stower, Aleksei Bitskoff, Alex T Smith, Anna Chernyshova, Arena, Children's Books, Chris Garbutt, Concept Art and Character Design, Emily Fox, Euan Cook, Graham Carter, Joe Lillington, Jonny Duddle, Kristyna Litten, Levi Pinfold, Neal Layton, Simon Bartram, Steve May, Thomas Flintham, Tomislav Tomic
Ridiculous injuries … strange illnesses … cancelled games … Everything’s going wrong for the Saints this season, and Stanley’s team-mates believe they finally know why. Their football kit is cursed! But the team’s attempts to break the curse take things from bad to worse. Soon, they’re ready to call it quits. Stanley’s still got some tricks up his sleeve … but will his curse-cracking ideas save the team in time for the last game of the season? A hilarious fun filled footy adventure.Filed under: Arena, Book Covers, Children's Books, Steve May
Presenting Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective Mystery on the Ostrich Express written by Laura James and Illustrated by Emily Fox and published by Bloomsbury. As the Ostrich Express belts across the desert at break neck speed a precious ruby is stolen, are bandits to blame or is someone not quite what they seem?Filed under: Arena, Book Covers, Children's Books, Emily Fox
We are ever so super excited this year because one of the 2019 World Book Day Books features Alex T. Smith’s marvellous portly pooch, Claude in Claude Best in Show. Available at lots of high street retailers in exchange for 1 pound or completely free in exchange for a World Book Day Voucher.Filed under: Alex T Smith, Arena, Children's Books, Just Published, New Work, News
Little Badman is a cheeky fast-paced adventure story beautifully written by quick witted comedian Humza Asrsha and Channel 4 New Comedy Writer’s Award Winner Henry White. Little Badman is littered with Aleksei’s hilarious line drawings truly bringing the stories and characters to life. From strange wonky eyed aunties to fist bumping pussy cats this laugh out loud read will have children and adults alike weeping with uncontrollable laughter.Filed under: Aleksei Bitskoff, Arena, Book Covers, Children's Books, Just Published, News
Howdy! why don’t ya’ll mosey on down to Butts Canyon, There’s a new self appointed sheriff in town Laura Norder. Aint no crime, commotion or nit-witted nonsense gets past her. But who’s that on the horizon it’ s only lawless Duncan Disorderly and he’s got havoc in mind. Laura Norder Sheriff of Butts Canyon is written by Guy Bass and illustrated by Steve May.Filed under: Children's Books, Steve May
It’s time to take centre stage with Emily Brown and the Thing in Tall Stories Broadway adaptation of Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton’s much loved picture bookFiled under: Children's Books, Events, Neal Layton
Super Rabbit Boy is back in his sixth adventure in the Press Start Series published by Branches, illustrated early chapter books that grow young readers!
It’s always Game on with Super Rabbit Boy!
I’ll Love You… is a heart-warming picture book and the perfect bedtime story to read aloud to the ones you love. There are yaks in cadillacs, sheep setting sail, frogs on big-wheeled bikes, ants wearing tiny ant hats and much more…Filed under: Book Covers, Children's Books, Just Published, Kristyna Litten
Learn to draw Santa with illustrator Anna Chernyshova with this easy to follow step-by-step guide inspired by the characters in Santa Selfie written by Peter Bently.Filed under: Anna Chernyshova, Arena, Children's Books, Concept Art and Character Design, The Illustration Process
David Hitch studied BA at Central Saint Martins, followed by a postgraduate Communication Design Diploma in illustrationFiled under: Arena Artists Archive, Book Covers, Children's Books, David Hitch, Design, Editorial, Maps
Alex T. Smith gives us a behind the scenes insight into the design and illustration work involved in creating How Winston Delivered ChristmasFiled under: Alex T Smith, Children's Books, Design, The Illustration Process
We are thrilled that Thomas Flintham’s Press Start book has won the emerging readers category in the 30th Anniversary Sheffield Children’s Book Award.Filed under: Awards, Children's Books, News, Thomas Flintham
This month we are beyond thrilled to welcome amazing new illustrative talent Matthew Land to the Arena family. We are delighted to be representing Matthew and look forward to sharing his illustrations with you over the coming yearsFiled under: Arena, Children's Books, Design, Just Published, Matthew Land, New Work, News, The Illustration Process
We’ve spent some time in conversation with illustrator Frances Castle looking at her current projects and finding out more about her passion for collecting treasures, her inspirations and a sneak peek at some stunning unpublished workFiled under: Book Covers, Children's Books, Design, Frances Castle, New Work, News, The Illustration Process
Drawing Europe Together is a heartfelt exploration of Europe, bringing together 45 illustrators who share their vision of Europe in this timely collection.Filed under: Arena, Children's Books, Neal Layton, News
To welcome in the spooky delights of Halloween we’d like to invite you on an epic pumpkin filled adventure in Explorers on Witch Mountain by Alex Bell featuring stunning illustrations by Tomislav Tomic.Filed under: Arena, Book Covers, Children's Books, New Work, News, Tomislav Tomic