This year we were thrilled to discover that former medal winner Levi Pinfold has been long listed for the 2020 Kate Greenaway medal for his stunning collaboration with author David Almond The Dam published by Walker Books.Filed under: Awards, Children's Books, Levi Pinfold
Are you ready to take a trip to Stagdale? Prepare to enter a world of mystery and intrigue set in the stunning British countryside with this atmospheric and visually arresting graphic novel by Frances CastleFiled under: Arena, Frances Castle, New Work
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
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.
Frances Castle’s full colour illustrations are a joy to behold in Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago, a fun 48 page non-fiction book with a twistFiled under: Children's Books, Frances Castle, Just Published
The first picture book to draw on the evidence recently discovered that some dinosaurs had feathers, Joe Lillington’s second picture book for Flying Eye Books is published!Filed under: Children's Books, Joe Lillington, Just Published
Introducing another new illustrator to Arena, please welcome Joe Lillington! A graduate from Falmouth and one of It’s Nice That’s 2014 graduates.Filed under: Book Covers, Children's Books, Joe Lillington, New Work
France Castle’s illustrations feature in, EXPLORE! A Kid’s Guide to IWM LondonFiled under: Book Covers, Children's Books, Frances Castle, New Work
John Howe explores the creative process behind the creation of his book Lost Worlds in this trailerFiled under: Children's Books, John Howe, The Illustration Process