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Illustration by Gabriel Alborozo


The Bright Literary and Illustration Agency has, since it was established by Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, brought artists to the top of the bestseller lists in the UK, US and internationally, and continues today to grow the brand name illustrators and author/illustrators as well as developing those newer to the industry.

For Bologna 2016, Arabella Stein, as the latest recruit to The Bright Agency, is proud to be representing a number of those artists - a small selection of whose work follows.


Sebastien Braun

Sebastien Braun studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University. After a short time teaching, he became a freelance illustrator in Paris, before arriving in London, where he really found his true calling - in children's picture book illustration. His artwork is eye-catching and unmissable - a true stand out style. Books illustrated by Seb include I love you Daddy Grizzle, by Mark Sperring (Puffin), and Kicking a ball, by Allan Ahlberg (Puffin) Seb has also author/illustrated a series of books featuring Toot and Pop!, now in their own animated TV series on channel 5's Milkshake!

Ben Mantle


As a little boy, Ben Mantle won a colouring competition at his local library and ever since then he has been honing his skills. He has worked with the likes of Tim Burton and not only illustrates but animates too. Ben's most recent author/illustrated book was The best christmas present ever! and his next book, Dinostars and the planet plundering pirates is due out in May (both published by Macmillan). Ben now operates exclusively as an illustrator and animator from his Brighton studio. He covers a diverse range of client, ever adaptable and able to work to all kinds of brief.

Migy Blanco


Migy Blanco has illustrated for a range of clients from Nickelodeon to the Telegraph. His style is unforgettable and his colour palette a stunning feast for the eyes. He recently illustrated Old Macdonald's Things That Go, by Jane Clarke, and a celebratory edition of The Jungle Book, published in April - as seen here.


Gabriel Alborozo

Gabriel Alborozo's illustration has spanned a 25 year career. At the age of 15, he was illustrating for magazines such as Private Eye and Punch, but his true love has always been in children's illustration, where he continues to produce the most exquisite pieces of artwork. His children's books are thought provoking and something to treasure. 



Jarvis lives in a very leafy and quiet part of northern England. He has always doodled wherever his career has taken him - from graphic design student, to record sleeve designer, to animation director. Jarvis' latest book, Alan's big scary teeth was published earlier this year by Walker Books.

Richard Smythe

Richard Smythe has illustrated two books already this year; Dozy bear and the secret of sleep by Katie Blackburn, and Beep Beep Beep time for sleep!, by Clare Freedman. His style is un-mistakable. He loves inventing characters and telling stories, no matter how simple the narrative, he says you can always read between the lines!

Ashling Lindsay


Ashling Lindsay studied visual communication in Belfast, where she was shortlisted for the AOI illustration award two years running.


From there she worked as an assistant director at the Bafta award winning animation studio, Blacknorth.

She now works exclusively illustrating children's books and comics.


Emily Bornoff


Emily Bornoff's style varies from digital to traditional print-making techniques. Animals feature strongly in a lot of her artwork, particularly endangered species. She hopes that this will encourage children to have an early interest in conserving nature and animals. She is influenced by artists such as Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden - which you can clearly see in her use of colour and composition..


Arabella will be bringing her stunning portfolio to the Bologna book fair. If you'd like to book a meeting, just click on the button below!


‘I have long admired Bright Group, for all its energy and ambition, and I am absolutely delighted to have joined the agency at this enormously exciting time. On first meeting Vicki, and then the rest of the team, I was immediately drawn to the warmth, wit and professionalism they displayed, and of course the unparalleled list of illustrators and authors whom they represent.' Arabella Stein