Benji Davies : Goodnight Already (HarperCollins) Meet Bear. He’s exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear’s persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.
The digital age, now globally coded within today's society, has been a real turning point for all 21st Century creatives involved in illustration - both professionally & personally - as the sole practice of traditional media has become almost jurassic over the use of modern computerised techniques. Even though both the traditional and digital forms of creating art use balance, colour theory, harmony and contrast in a very similar way - & state of the art design programmes are consistently finding ways to mimic the old masters - these two creative methods are on totally opposite ends of the illustration spectrum.
And then, there's Ben.
The Bright Group and The Doodle Bar, both promoters and champions of creativity, art and discussion, are collaborating to present Storytime Sundays for children at The Doodle Bar, starting on Sunday 14th December, 10am - 12pm.
From a shortlist of nine very worthy entries, the brilliant Callum's Incredible Construction Kit ( Egmont, Sept 2012), written by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Bright's very own Ben Mantle, emerged as standout winner!...
Monsters, mummies, zombie heads,
Haunted homes with spooky beds.
Skeletons with rattling bones,
Ghosts to scare with boos and moans!
Cobwebs, black cats, kids with candy,
Trick-or-treaters looking dandy.
Witchy women posed as cooks,
Today’s a day for Halloween books!
We have been quiet on social media this past week as time has been filled with hectic follow up’s from Bologna as well as placing deals and discussing with our publishers whats next, so of course we have to clue you all in!
From a shortlist of nine very worthy entries, the brilliant Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit ( Egmont, Sept 2012), written by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Bright’s very own Ben Mantle, emerged as standout winner!