Illustrator's Survival Corner
4-6 September 2019
Organized by
MIBF Moscow Internationsl Book Fair MIBF
in collaboration with
BCBF Bologna Children's Book Fair
and Mimaster Illustrazione

Illustration as a vital part of children's book will be in our focus. A new generation of illustrators raised within the Russian artistic tradition is increasing in visibility worldwide. In order to boost its integration into international environment, MIBF shall host a special edition of the Illustrator's Survival Corner, created in partnership with Mimaster Illustrazione (Milan). For years it has been a core event of the Bologna Children's Book fair and one of the leading educational projects in the illustrator's world.

4-6 September is going to be a three-day educational marathon: Mimaster's teachers and international experts working at the front lines of children's publishing will hold a daily line-up of events.

Masterclasses will deal with the industrial norms and mechanisms, as well as finding one's voice and one's place in the market.

Workshops give tips on design and planning for illustrators held by international artists.

Non-stop portfolio reviews will be held by Russian and foreign publishers, art directors


Among the guests of Moscow Illustrator's Survival Corner:

International artists: Katsumi Komagata, Anna Castagnoli, Javier Zabala, Andre Letria, Martoz, Xiong Liang.

Russian artists and educators: Anna Desnitskaya, Victoria Semykina, Dasha Tolstikova, Evgenia Barinova, Kasya Denisevich, Victor Melamed, Yulia Blucher, Yulia Sidneva.

International editors/agents/artdirectors: Christiano Guerri (Feltrinelli), Debbie Bibo (Debbie Bibo Agency), Claudia Bedrick (Enchanted Lion), Patrizia Zerbi (Carthusia), Robyn Newton (Bright Agency), Susan Carnell (Two Hoots Macmillan), Xiaoyan Huang, (Everafter Books).

Russian editors: Samokat, Walking Through History, Ad Marginem A+A, Albus Corvus, Polyandria, Pink Giraffe, CompasGuide, Clever, Rosman, Eye Publishing.
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