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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!


Top 5 Christmas Illustrations of the Week December 13 2017

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Our Top 5 Christmas Illustrations

 

This week we are embracing the festive spirit as we share our #astoundingartists top 5 Christmas illustrations! As the year draws to a close it’s a great time to reminisce on what a wonderful year Astound has had. With new and old artists, publishers and agents we have no shortage of people to celebrate with! Our selected illustrations are filled with joy, merry-making and that magical atmosphere of the festive season. Check out more of our artist’s work in their linked bios. Don’t forget to check back in next week for new Astounding Artwork and feel free to tweet your favorites @astound_us #astoundTop5 #kidsillustration.

 

Daniela Dogliani

We love this sweet, homely scene illustrated by brand new signing Daniela Dogliani. Her soft edges and mottled textures have a charmingly traditional quality, endearing to kids and adults alike. From the steaming hot choclate to the candy canes on the tree, Daniela has packed this image festive details to snuggle up and explore.

Pedro Rodriguez

Pedro’s illustration lets us be a fly on the wall in Santa’s Grotto (just like we’ve always wanted). His quirky, trend forward style and confident character design perfectly captures this jolly narrative. We love the bold festive red of the background and those colourful little mice helping to sort through the pile of Christmas wish lists.

Junissa Bianda

There’s nothing quite unwrapping presents on Christmas morning! Junissa’a action packed spot illustration is filled with that sense of excitement and a festive family fun.  We love the subtle use of texture and cleverly restrained colour palette in this scene. And while we know a dogs isn’t just for Christmas but we really want that puppy!

Anna Abramskaya

Anna is the queen of cute, handrawn animal illustrations and there’s no better home for them then a cozy Christmas scene. From the wintery night sky outside to the adorable family photos on the wall, this image is filled with traditional festive cheer. We love the nostalgic tone Anna has created with her warming watercolour palette.

Manu Montoya

Seen as Christmas is a time for treats, we are very excited to give you a sneak peak of our brand new artist Manu Montoya ! We love this stylish gif as it showcases her unique hand drawn style, animation skills and silly sense of humour. Our favourite details are her lovely hand lettering and the simple but elegant foliage in the background.