Astounding artist representation
Drawn to better

About us

Astound US Inc is a new kind of Artist Representation business based in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, and now with offices in London.

We aim high - to Astound - by being the Agency with the best in contemporary children's book illustration, and both licensing and commercial art from around the world.

We back that up with excellence in every aspect: from the first presentation, to how we project manage, and all the way through to how we invoice.

We Astound by being good at what we do with a snappy, can-do, enthusiastic, talented and creative attitude. And yes, we're not expensive.

All those things that make for an 'astounding' outcome.

Our promise to artists: career advancement with the right clients, regular creative guidance, strong administrative support and on time payment

Drawn to better.

Be drawn to better.

No matter where you are in the world or at whichever stage of your freelance artist career you may be, we're passionate about helping your career be more successful and rewarding by creating the art you love most! We are on your side: we'll give you insider's tips and client feedback for your folio development, and also introduce you directly to leading children's publishing houses, greeting card companies, jigsaw puzzle and game manufacturers, poster and decorative product suppliers (tableware, stationery)… the list goes on!

We're here to discuss the artistic direction you'd like to pursue and make that a reality with you.

Our positive relationships with our artists have made us the most rapidly growing Artist Agency in New York, possibly the USA. Here in the center of the publishing world, we are just a few subway stops away from the biggest brands worldwide, but we don't stay local - our agents travel everywhere to showcase your portfolio (and custom-made promotional materials!), from coast to coast in the USA, to major fairs in Europe: Frankfurt, Bologna, London and beyond.

We spread the word about your talent through personalized mail-outs, regular correspondence with close contacts in the industry, and online campaigns in addition to our state of the art site - all free to you!

Our partnership with Collaborate Agency's highly experienced team of editors and designers means that we can also support you in developing original children's book ideas into full-fledged storybooks and presentations, which we bring to the biggest children's book fairs of the year.

Best of all, we make sure you're paid right on time.

Astound us! If you'd like to learn more and be represented by Astound US, please email with a sampling of your favorite pieces (8-10 .jpgs under 2MB each).

Astound Team!

Astound goes to New York Comic Con! October 6 2017

Astound Agents
This Thursday October 5, Astound Agent Aurora had the pleasure to attend New York Comic Con. Several of our Astounding artists create stunning sequential art, and we wanted to keep on top of emerging trends in this field.
At the con, Aurora had the pleasure of meeting industry insiders in person (including some of our lovely clients) to gain insights not only on comics but on the various ways illustrators can use their love of these stories to inspire their art. New York Comic Con featured not only comics, of course, but also fun new products from every aspect of pop culture, fantasy, and science fiction— fandom! A big trend for popular franchise merchandise was illustrators applying their unique style to licensed characters. Aurora frequently heard that the best illustrators for fandom-related properties are often fans themselves. Illustrators with passion for the kind of content featured at Comic Con were encouraged to channel that passion in their art.
Flip through the pictures above to see how busy, fun, and full of creativity the Comic Con was. If you’d like to hear more about comics at Astound, feel free to get in touch with us agents. Make sure to check out some of our trendy graphic novelists and comic book artists here!