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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 contact@astound.us with a sampling of your favorite pieces (8-10 .jpgs under 2MB each).

Astound Team!


Spotlight on Claudio Molina October 30 2017

Featured Artists

 

New Astound Artist Claudio Molina

Claudio Molina was born in a city in the northwest of Argentina Claudio Molina in the wintertime (although his mother  told him that some gypsies left him abandoned at the door of his parent’s house). He became interested in art around the age of 13 when he saw Oscar Chichoni’s work. Since then he has mostly been self-taught. He studied a couple of years at the University of Cordoba and has had some lessons from friends and colleagues to teach him other techniques.

After living in Argentina for 37 years he moved to Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two daughters. It was then that he went from the dark side of art to this world of children’s illustrations. He began going to story times at the library with his little girls and reading books to them, which made a great change to his life.

You could describe his art, made with both traditional and digital techniques, as like little operas for children. The vibrant colors, layered textures, and expressive characters draw you into real life children’s stories and experiences.

Check out more of his work here

Claudio Molina was born in a city in the northwest of Argentina  in the wintertime (although his mother  told him that some gypsies left him abandoned at the door of his parent’s house). He became interested in art around the age of 13 when he saw Oscar Chichoni’s work. Since then he has mostly been self-taught. He studied a couple of years at the University of Cordoba and has had some lessons from friends and colleagues to teach him other techniques.

After living in Argentina for 37 years he moved to Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two daughters. It was then that he went from the dark side of art to this world of children’s illustrations. He began going to story times at the library with his little girls and reading books to them, which made a great change to his life.

You could describe his art, made with both traditional and digital techniques, as like little operas for children. The vibrant colors, layered textures, and expressive characters draw you into real life children’s stories and experiences.