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
It’s been 5 whole years since jolly little Oliver first evaded the big blue troll, in Adam Stower’s Troll and the Oliver published by Templar, and now they are back with a brand new look cover!
In a slapstick game of cat and mouse, clever Oliver deftly manages to avoid certain death at the hands of a trolls digestive system. Troll is set on a Oliver shaped morsel and he won’t stop until he gets one, has Oliver’s luck run out?Filed under: Adam Stower, Book Covers
Joe has kindly written this insightful guest post for us including some great top tips and insights into the way in which he creates his exquisite illustrations, he’s also kindly given us a sneak peek at a game design project he’s been working on lately called Flocc inspired by the murmurations of flocking of birds.Filed under: Apps, Arena, Design, Joe Lillington, New Work, The Illustration Process
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!
Jonny Duddle’s book Gigantosuarus has been made into a fantastic TV series by our clever animation friends at Cyber Group Studios in Paris. The series is directed by Olivier LeLardoux and is airing on Disney from 18th January 2019Filed under: Animation, Concept Art and Character Design, Jonny Duddle, TV
Hotter than a hot sausage the long awaited Pinky Malinky series co-creted by Chris Garbutt has hit Netflix like a tornado. A banger of a new animated series featuring a young boy who also happens to be a genetically mutated Hot Dog.Filed under: Animation, Chris Garbutt, Concept Art and Character Design, New Work, News, TV
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
Matthew Land’s 12 days of Yule is inspired by the Scottish countryside he so loves. He works in delicate watercolour underpinned by a strong drawing style. His work has both movement and grace, we love this series particularly showcasing our favourite time of year.Filed under: Matthew Land, New Work
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
The Enchanted Story Garden is a literary play space commissioned by GLL, designed by Discover, concept and visuals development with Illustrator Graham Carter, created by Meticulous.Filed under: Exhibitions, Graham Carter, New Work, The Illustration Process
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