The Artist Partners Blog

A collection of book covers by David Frankland!

Moose and Yeti Online store

Moose and Yeti’s online shop is now live - Hurrah! Take a look here.

'Working with brands such as Unilever, Island Records, BBC, Adidas and Cisco Systems, accomplished illustrator Moose & Yeti incorporates a classic comic book aesthetic with his own contemporary graffiti-influenced techniques. Moose & Yeti takes inspiration for themes from different social, cultural and historical settings and draws influence from his past experience spent working in advertising, design and illustration. Commissioned by galleries, festivals, brands and private clients alike, his works’ striking appeal is diverse.' ID Magazine

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Images by Paul Young

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

                 

'The Vanishing of Billy Buckle', is the third book in The Wings & Co series, written by Sally Gardner and illustrated by David Roberts

In this new book, the fairy detectives are on the hunt for Billy Buckle, a giant who has gone missing! They must also solve the case of a murdered pianist, a stolen diamond, and everything in between! 

‘…an absolute cracker. Gardner writes with a delirious wit, sketching out intriguing characters and doling out jokes and pathos in exactly the right measure.’ FINANCIAL TIMES

The book was published late last year by Orion and is available to purchase now. 

Gary Blythe has illustrated a new book!

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Gary Blythe has illustrated another book!

Gary Blythe first collaborated with Author Dyan Sheldon in 1990 when they created the visually stunning, best-selling children’s book, ‘The Whales’ Song’, winner of the 1990 Kate Greenaway Award. Now they have teamed up again to create ‘The Moon Dragons’, equally as beautiful and due for release later this year. 

Story synopsis - When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him. The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, but she preserves the secret of their whereabouts, knowing that there are some things far more precious than a room full of gold.

The book is being released October 2nd, but is ready to pre-order now through Random House and Amazon. We can promise you this - it’ll be worth the wait!! 

Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine

                  

David Roberts has illustrated another children’s book! 

'Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine', written by Peter Bently, Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, has been Illustrated by our very own David Roberts. The book was released today by Andersen Press, has already been recommended by Julia Eccleshare on lovereading4kids.co.uk as her book of the month! We expect more raving reviews to come! Purchase a copy through Random House, or on Amazon now. 

Q&A with Charlie Sutcliffe!

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A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to our newest illustrator, Charlie Sutcliffe! To give him a proper introduction we asked Charlie to answer a few questions about his work as a internationally known Illustrator. 

How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it before?
Dreamscapes between the future and the past.

How did you start off in the arts? How/when did you realise that you were an artist?
As many artists will tell you, it’s not that I started off, but that I never stopped making things.

Please describe a typical day of art making for you.
I don’t have a typical day. Today I’m making a flamenco poster and rendering sketches for a show in St. Petersburg. Tomorrow, I’ll be screen printing, and at the end of this week I’m off to Valencia to do a photo project.

What contemporary artists or developments in illustration do you find interesting right now?
I don’t really know. I like going to flea markets and cobweb filed museums.

How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?
Anywhere between a week and a month, depending on the complexity.

What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing) when you’re not creating?
I was playing croquet yesterday. I brought in the harvest on a tractor last autumn, that was quite fun. 

Any advice for aspiring young illustrators?
Don’t stop.

Thanks Charlie!

You can see more of Charlie’s work here.

David Roberts Originals for Sale!

We have exciting news - you can now buy David Roberts' original artwork for Wind in the Willows!!! The wonderful team at Children’s Book Illustration have uploaded David’s hugely popular images to their online gallery for you to browse and purchase. They have a great selection, just some examples of what you can see are shown below. If you’re interested in owning a David Roberts Original, we strongly recommend taking a look quick before they sell out!  Take a look HERE

                  

                 

                         

Work by Stewart Easton, just one of our talented illustrators on show in Bologna this week!

Julie Westbury’s new book!

Julie Westbury has a new book out, and it’s beautiful! The book is called ‘On the Table’ and it showcases a series of Julie’s delicate collages. We have fallen in love with this book, and we think you’re going to too.