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The Story Thief by Graham Carter

From the creator of Otto Blotter Bird Spotter comes a brand-new oceanic adventure. With a shimmering foiled cover and atmospheric colour...

World Book Day Dino-Spot by Jonny Duddle

A Gigantic World Book Day Adventure ahead, some occasions will always make things better and one of those is World Book Day, arguably...

The Last Bear Illustrated by Levi Pinfold

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that’s what April’s father tells her but one endless summer night, April...

We Lost Our Human

Ham (a pooch) and Pud (a cat) are shocked to wake up one day to find their human (and ALL other humans) have completely disappeared...

A Breath-Taking Newly Updated Portfolio From Joe Lillington

Joe Lillington’s online portfolio has been updated with a myriad of new treats so get ready to embark on a great adventure...

Two Terrible Vikings The New Francesca Simon Book

Steve May has illustrated a new book for middle grade readers, set in the world of Vikings, featuring Hack and Whack, who orignally...

The Wonder of Nature Natural History Museum

Creating imagery for the new book to accompany the exhibition Tomislav draws on his expertise crafting J. K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts...

Introducing New Arena Illustrator Natalie Smillie

We are pleased to introduce our newest Arena illustrator Natalie Smillie and are so excited to be working with her...

Introducing Brand New Arena Illustrator Richard Johnson

We are always thrilled to welcome a new illustrator to Arena Illustration and we are delighted to introduce you to Richard Johnson....

New Website Ready For Launch!

We are thrilled to announce that our brand-new website is now LIVE. arenaillustration.com is a fantastic contemporary new digital platform...

Time for Epic Football Fun Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

It's time to get your footie boots on and be inspired by a brand new collection of true life football stories from the creators of...

Christmas Wish List for Avid Book Worms

Whether you are on the naughty list or the nice list you definitely deserve to treat yourself and your loved ones to a good book. We...

King Coo Conquers The Phoenix

Arena HQ are HUGE fans of The Phoenix Comic, for 6 weeks lucky readers can collect the components for an exclusive King Coo treehouse...

Time to Dream Big with Aleksei Bitskoff

This year world renowned publishing house Puffin celebrated its 80th Birthday. To coincide with this momentous occasion September saw...

The 2021 Blue Peter Book Award Shortlist Announced

We are thrilled that Aleksei Bitskoff's Life of Riley: Beginners Luck, written by Simon James Green has been shortlisted in the prestigious...

Neal Layton provides inspiration for a climate change generation

With news regarding climate change in the forefront of many peoples minds award-winning author and illustrator Neal Layton has created...

Looking back at Inktober 2020

As we scurry back into a second lock down it's the perfect time to reflect and revisit some of the amazing work our illustrators created...

Happy Halloween!

The nights are drawing in, there's a spooky chill in the air and we have plenty of Halloween treats in store for you! It's been a busy...

J.R.R. Tolkien: Unfinished Tales Illustrated by John Howe

Alan Lee, John Howe and Ted Nasmith gathered virtually to discuss their work illustrating Unfinished Tales. A fascinating watch for...

Little Monsters by David Walliams, Illustrated by Adam Stower

"I am thrilled to join The World of David Walliams. Little Monsters is packed with humour, warmth and wonderful characters and has...

By Royal Appointment - We Present Claude at the Palace by Alex T. Smith

Presenting Claude at the Palace by award-winning illustrator Alex T. Smith the latest charming adventure of a portly dog and his stripy...

Graham Carter creates stunning New Scientist illustrations

This week we are taking a closer look at some stunning pieces of work created by Graham Carter for New Scientist magazine...

Prepare to board The Dragon Ark Illustrated by Tomislav Tomic

Greetings fearless adventurer, it is time to join a secret society of dragon protectors aboard The Dragon Ark and join the quest to...

World Book Day 2021 Announcement

We are beyond excited with the recent World Book Day 2021 announcement, it's a bumper year for Arena Illustrators and we couldn't be...

Adam Stower's King Coo is set for an all new space adventure!

We recently celebrated Adam's Stower winning The Alligators Mouth prize for illustrated fiction with King Coo and the Curse of the...

Get ready to PRESS START! with Thomas Flintham's Rabbit Boy

With this best-selling series under development by CyberGroup Studios into a TV animation we are more excited than ever to present...