Illustration Agency

Advocate Art is a platform which allows illustrators to find trusted agents, without having all the additional problems that come from conventional agencies. The main thing that sets us apart is by allowing all of our illustrators to conduct business affairs of their own accord, allowing them to decide fair prices for their work, as well as negating content, new designs and timelines without unnecessary influence from a third party. All of our illustrators are pre-vetted and professional, and pride themselves on fully meeting any brief asked, attempting to surpass expectations all of the time. We have an extremely high retention rate, which shows that artists love our business model, and we are constantly evolving, seeking to always place the illustrator at the heart of everything we do. Our Goals We pride ourselves on being able to help illustrators find trusted agents. Having been in the industry for many years, and having years of personal experience with other illustration agencies, we know the frustrations that can come from trying to find illustrator agents who are worth working with. This is exactly why we founded advocate art; firstly, we remove the stresses and hassle of working with difficult agents who don’t really care about you or your work. It is far too common within the industry to have agents who only view the business side of things and pay little attention to the creative processes that all art inherently involves. By only working with illustrator agents who appreciate the true value of your work and understand the effort that goes into the whole creative process from conception to the finished piece, you can ensure that your agent can be fully trusted. Secondly, we aim to take the middleman out of the communications between illustrators and their agents. All too often platforms are created where illustrators and agents don’t have direct contact with each other, instead communicating through a third party. We believe that many of the subtle nuances that need to be expressed between the illustrator and agent get lost in this ‘Chinese whispers’ like business approach, and pride ourselves on allowing the creative juices to flow unhindered by unnecessary steps in communication. How We Can Help You Not only does our approach remove these third party complications, as well as by ensuring that you can find a trusted agent, we also have a number of other unique features that benefit artists and illustrators. We have developed an online portal, entitled ARTicle, which allows all of our artists to be able to clearly see the back office functions of our business. This means all royalty management and credit control can be seen by our illustrators, proving that we value our illustrators, and allowing you to be sure that you can trust us as an illustration agency. Furthermore, we heavily promote re-sales of existing work, allowing our illustrators to sustain a steady flow of income from their existing work, giving you the peace of mind that any and all of your artistic creations help to generate additional income.
Darshika Varma
Image credit - Darshika Varma

Advocate Art Incorporated

Specialist art licensing & children's book illustration agency.

Illustration Agency based in London, Seville, New York, L.A. & Singapore.

Representing leading illustrators who produce children's and decorative work to commission or license.

Our key principles are Fairness, Ability, Creativity, Trust and that's a F.A.C.T.

Featured Illustrators

News from our Great Available Illustrators - Take a look at who‘s featured!

Top Themes

See a selection of our Top Search Themes... as voted by you!

  • Animals

    Animals

  • Christmas

    Christmas

  • Book Covers

    Book Covers

  • Publishing

    Publishing

  • Graphic Novel

    Graphic Novel

  • Greeting Cards

    Greeting Cards

  • Puzzles

    Puzzles

  • Children

    Children

  • Linework

    Linework

  • Pattern

    Pattern

  • Murales

    Murales

  • Non-Fiction

    Non-Fiction

  • Teenagers

    Teenagers

What we've been up to in the USA

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Artist Day March 2024

Apr 03 2024
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London Book Fair 2024!

Mar 19 2024
Vickie travelled to Atlanta, GA on behalf of our artists to attend one of the largest industry trade shows in the US

Making Our Mark at Atlanta Market

Feb 08 2024
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2023!

Nov 06 2023
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Advocate Art heads to Toyfair

Oct 23 2023
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We have been at the Bologna Book Fair

Mar 20 2023
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Festive Foods From Our Agents

Dec 19 2022
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Pringles: Mind Popping!

Dec 15 2022
30 Artists in 30 Years Exhibition

Barefoot Books Features Martina Peluso in 30th Anniversary Show!

Oct 18 2022
Introducing ITSme

Introducing ITSme!

Oct 14 2022
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Artist Day July 2022

Jul 12 2022
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Proudly Presenting our Portfolios for 2022 !

May 18 2022

Brochures

We curate Available Illustrations into Brochures, click to download them!

  • Middle Grade & YA 2024

    Middle Grade & YA 2024

    Mar 2024
  • 0 - 5 & Activity 2024

    0 - 5 & Activity 2024

    Mar 2024
  • Middle Grade Folio

    Middle Grade Folio

    Sep 2023
  • Diversity Portfolio 2022

    Diversity Portfolio 2022

    Apr 2022
  • Picture Book Fall 2023

    Picture Book Fall 2023

    Nov 2023

Our latest Illustrator Signings

We are so proud of our new talent - Take a look at some of our latest and greatest!

Rosie Edwards

Rosie Edwards

Artist - Signed Mar 2024
Claudia Marianno

Claudia Marianno

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Tryn Cheng

Tryn Cheng

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Taylor Mobley

Taylor Mobley

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Judy Wilson

Judy Wilson

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Margarida Sampaio

Margarida Sampaio

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Ryan Barr

Ryan Barr

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Rhian Davie

Rhian Davie

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Shaivalini Kumar

Shaivalini Kumar

Artist - Signed Feb 2024
Tiago Mota

Tiago Mota

Artist - Signed Jan 2024
Alicia Rutigliano

Alicia Rutigliano

Artist - Signed Jan 2024
Greco Westermann

Greco Westermann

Artist - Signed Jan 2024
Weronika Salach

Weronika Salach

Artist - Signed Dec 2023
Clari Cabral

Clari Cabral

Artist - Signed Nov 2023
Vinicius Xavier

Vinicius Xavier

Artist - Signed Nov 2023