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The Illustrators Survival Corner in Moscow


Moscow sessions of The Illustrators Survival Corner become the unique educational program for young illustrators featuring the world's picture book stars


This program was organized as a step to MICBF 2021
by Moscow International Book Fair
in association with Bologna Children's Book Fair
Curated by MIMaster Illustrazione (Milan)
Recorded at MIBF in Moscow in September 2019

MIMaster Survival Guide for Illustrators: portfolio guidelines and tips
Giacomo Benelli, co-founder of MIMaster Illustrazione, Italy

A master class about creating a portfolio – and not just one, if the Illustrator works for different clients. What is the anatomy of a portfolio: size, quantity and quality of images, format, themes? A paper folder or an iPad presentation? How does the choice of media depend on your goal? How long does a portfolio review last? How are portfolio reviews organized at book fairs?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
05.09.2019
MIMaster Survival Guide for Publishers: working with an illustrator
Ivan Canu, Director of the MIMmaster Illustrazione. Professor, Illustrator, Italy
Giacomo Benelli, co-founder ofmimaster Illustrazione, Italy

Master class for publishers and art Directors on how to build relationships with artists: how not to deceive expectations and not to be disappointed? How to review portfolios and book projects? How to effectively use the time of the book fair and how to behave after it?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
04.09.2019

Working with an agent: Ins and Outs
Debbie Bibo, founder of the picture book-oriented Agency Debbie Bibo Agency, USA/Italy
Robin Newton, representative of the literary and illustrative Agency Bright Agency, United Kingdom

Who is the agent and what is his role? How do agencies work with clients? How do they help adapt to different markets, support and promote their authors? How to find an agent: what to do and what not to do?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
05.09.2019
Mimaster Survival Guide for llustrators: international markets, contracts and copyright
Ivan Kanu, Director of the MIMaster Illustrazione. Professor, Illustrator, Italy

Review of generally accepted standards for drafting contracts between a publisher and an Illustrator of a book. What should always be stipulated in the contract? What is negotiable and what is not? What do I need to know about intellectual property and copyright? What is a forfe, advance, or royalty?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
06.09.2019
MASTERCLASS
Recordered at MIBF on 05.09.2019
MASTERCLASS
Recordered at MIBF on 04.09.2019
Ivan Canu, director of Мimaster Illustrazione.
illustrator and professor,Italy
Giacomo Benelli, cofounder of Mimaster
Illustrazione, Italy
Giacomo Benelli, cofounder of Mimaster
Illustrazione, Italy
MASTERCLASS
Recordered at MIBF on 06.09.2019
Ivan Canu, director of Мimaster Illustrazione.
illustrator and professor,Italy
Recordered at MIBF on 05.09.2019
MASTERCLASS
Debbie Bibo, founder of Debbie Bibo Agency,
USA/Italy
Robyn Newton, agent, The Bright Agency, UK
Picture books, poetry, music and the power of the images
Book cover: step by step
MASTERCLASS
Picturebook workflow: from the first sketches to final art
Recordered at MIBF on 06.09.2019
Recordered at MIBF on 05.09.2019
MASTERCLASS
MASTERCLASS
Recordered at MIBF on 04.09.2019
Patrizia Dzerbi, publisher, Carthusia, Italy
Christiano Guerri, artdirector, Feltrinelli, Italy
Anna Castagnoli, illustrator, Italy/Spain Javier Zabala, illustrator, Spain
MASTERCLASS
Recordered at MIBF on 05.09.2019
André Letria, illustrator and Publisher, Pato Lógico, Portugal
Being a creative and a publisher at the same time
Andre Letria, artist and publisher of Pato Logico, Portugal

The modern book market is increasingly mobile, and creative professionals often switch roles with market professionals. Portuguese author, artist and founder of his own publishing house Andre Letria will share his experience: how to combine creative work with publishing? How does one profession complement and enrich another? How do I write, draw, and publish a book myself?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
04.09.2019
Book cover: step by step
Cristiano Guerri, Art Director of Feltrinelli publishing house, Italy

The art Director of the largest Italian publishing house will talk about his experience working on the fundamental part of the book – the cover. How do I create effective covers? Which way do they go from the sketch to the bookcase? How do they relate to creativity, design, and the requirements of the publishing market?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
04.09.2019
Picture books, poetry, music and the power of the images
Patricia Dzerbi, founder of Carthusia publishing house and organizer of SilentBookContest, Italy

An illustrated album, or picture books, embodies the creative beginnings of all kinds of arts. In such a book, we find the musical rhythm, the imaginative power of the poetic word, and the narrative potential of visual images. The publisher and organizer of the Silent Book Contest competition, Patricia Dzerbi, will tell you what is at the heart of a picture book and especially a visual book without text?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
05.09.2019

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Making Magic from Words and Pictures: the Art of Picture Books
Susan Carnell, publisher of Two Hoots Pan Macmillan, UK
Susan Carnell will talk about her experience working on children's books. What is the path of the book in the publishing house from the first sketches to the final illustrations? What do the intermediate stages look like? How do the publisher and the artist work on a character?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on 05.09.2019
Picturebook workflow: from the first sketches to final art
Anna Castagnolli, Illustrator, author, critic and teacher, Spain/Italy
Javier Sabala, Illustrator and teacher, Spain

Two authors and artists of the book will talk about their experience of creating picture books using numerous examples. How do an author, Illustrator, and publisher collaborate? How do they create a product that meets the requirements of the modern market? How are views of children's content oriented in different countries?

Masterclass
Recordered
at MIBF on
04.09.2019
Что такое выдающаяся книга для детей? Вступительная лекция куратора выставки "1001 книга"
О составлении коллекции лучших детских книг последних лет расскажет куратор выставки Грация Готти – одна из крупнейших мировых экспертов по детской книге, автор многих программ и выставок Болонский ярмарки детской книги, эксперт Международного совета IBBY, основательница школы для книготорговцев Accademia Drosselmeier и замечательного книжного магазина Stoppani на главной площади Болоньи. Куратор будет говорить о критериях составления выставки и о том, чем живет современная детская книга: какие темы актуальны, какие новые жанры появляются? Чем определяется качество книги? Насколько важны дизайн, графика, иллюстрации? Какие культурные процессы стоят за книгой?