Artist Feature - Alan Brown Apr 19 2023

Meet the artists

This month we are highlighting the great comic artist, Alan Brown! His fun style and bold colors make him a great success in middle grade graphic novels. 

Since he was little, Alan has always been interested in illustration:

“I’ve always been drawing, as long as I can remember. A love of comic art and illustration led me to become a storyboard artist, which then developed into graphic design and finally tattooing, before I went back to my first love of illustration and a recommendation from a friend to contact Advocate.”

Alan has now been represented by the agency for 12 years! Over those 12 years, he has worked on many different projects from the Scary Graphics series to coloring books. He’s gotten the chance to work on many big name projects including Hello Kitty’s Hello 40 graphic novel, Dude Perfect’s Goodnight, Dude Perfect, and James Patterson’s Minerva Keen’s Detective Club.

Of all the great titles, the first project he worked on with Advocate Art stands out to him as his favorite:

“My fondest memory was working on my very first Advocate project. My break into illustration was working on Ben 10, I had the pleasure of working with a great editorial team and learned so much with it being my first major project, it has a special place in my heart. This great experience was the deciding factor in becoming self-employed as an illustrator.”

We are thrilled to be a part of this fond memory and to have helped launch Alan into his career as an illustrator. When asked about Advocate Art over the years he said:

“Advocate has been instrumental in pushing me to my full potential. Since the start, they’ve helped me and put up with the countless questions I’ve bounced off them. They’ve also helped keep me sane with the odd awkward brief.”

Since his launch, Alan has continued to stay busy. He recently wrapped on his latest title Castle Rock Mystery Crew written by actress Vicky McLure!

“I’ve been a huge fan of Vicky since watching "This is England" and I was over the moon to work with her on her first children’s book.”

Castle Rock Mystery Crew releases May 11th and is definitely an exciting title to keep an eye out for this spring!

Over the past 12 years, we have loved watching Alan grow into the successful comic artist and illustrator he is today. We can’t wait to see what the next 12 years bring!

Awards/Nominations:

Hello Kitty Hello 40, nominated for an Eisner award in 2014

Best Short Story at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, winner in 2015

It’s Her Story: Amelia Earhart, picked for The Summer Reading Challenge in 2022


Interested in seeing more? Click HERE to see Alan's full portfolio!

Advocate Art illustration agency specializes in art licensing and children’s book illustrations. Based in London, Seville, New York, L.A., and Singapore, we represent leading illustrators who produce children's and decorative work to commission or license.