Rosie steals the spotlight
16 October 2019
Beehive Illustrator Rosie Brooks has impressed judges and been crowned joint winner of the brand licensing Europe 2019 License This! Competition.
The collection Rosie has created is called My Little Opera, "it's my new brand, there is a series of books (ten are out this autumn and there will be fifty in total!) published by Rockpool Children's Books, they are on sale in opera houses all around the world, it's very exciting!" Said Rosie. She continues; "I am bringing these characters to a modern audience through this new fun and humourous illustrated brand. The target demographic extends way beyond the 'opera lovers', it's a springboard for the creation a new world of characters with limitless global possibilies."
Rosie had to pitch a presentation to a Dragon's Den style panel. License This! judge, The Point.1888 founder Will Stewart, says: "It really wasn't an easy decision this year, we had quite the battle choosing just two winners. My Little Opera is visually very beautiful."
This year's License This! winners will recieve a free exhibition stand at Brand Licensing Europe 2020- which will run next year 6-8 October at London's ExCel-one year's licensing International membership and PR support.
A very big well done from us all Rosie!
We are over the moon to learn that 'Jane Goodall: A Champion of Chimpanzees' illustrated by Beehive's very own Gustavo Mazali, has been listed as one of Bank Street's 2021 Best Children's Books of the Year!
Come and take a peek into our next 'Under the Cover.' This time we will be looking at a self-publishing series! It has been a delight to work with new writer, Alison Grunwald on her zany series, Whatever Next, Grandma! Illustrated by Beehive artist Mike Phillips.