Illustrators Survival Corner

The Illustrators Survival Corner is a programme featuring interactive workshops and seminars exclusively designed for illustrators, picture book editors and anyone professionally interested in the fascinating world of illustrated children’s books.

After two buoyant editions, Shanghai’s Illustrators Survival Corner has established itself as the meeting points for emerging illustrators and picture book professionals who wish to enhance their career perspectives with technical and professional knowledge.

Co-organised with Milan-based illustration school Mimaster in collaboration with the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Corner will feature its traditional set of masterclasses, portfolio reviews and workshops.

Masterclasses: a melting-pot of knowledge and know-how
Illustrated non-fiction, creative processes, professional diversification are among the many topics that will be discussed. Specialists from Italy, Canada and the USA will connect to the venue in real time to talk about their area of expertise.

How to participate?
All Professional Visitors with a CCBF Programme Pass can join us at the Masterclass Area.

Workshops: the best Chinese illustrators deliver creative tricks and advice
Enhance it, channel it, broaden it, play with it—our workshops are all about creativity and how to use at its best!

Among the focus offered in the workshops, you will get familiar with specific art techniques like pastel, collage, and discover how some of the most successful illustrators of today’s China work on their own projects. Also, you will learn about book production with a senior art director.

How to participate: Participation to professional workshops is limited to 20 people per session. To sign up to the workshop sessions, please fill the form available here. We will get back to you shortly.

Portfolio Review: get your artworks seen by China’s top publishers
This year, the ISC is determined to bridge distance between illustrators and publishers. Editors from 16 domestic publishing houses among the most dynamic will be waiting for you at the portfolio review area.

How to participate:
Registrations to Portfolio Reviews are held onsite. Come to the Illustrators Survival Corner's welcome counter to book a session with your favourite reviewers. Seats are limited.

  • Masterclasses are held in Chinese or in English with consecutive translation.Workshops and portfolio reviews will be held in Chinese only.Check the agenda for details.
  • The Illustrators Survival Corner events are open to all Professional Visitors provided with a Programme Pass; Exhibitors/VIPs/Media Pass holders are also granted access to the Illustrators Survival Corner.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to change the meeting time, theme and guests. The final arrangement is subject to change without notice.
Nov 13 2020
10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Liu Li (China), Art Director, Dolphin Media
Luo Xiting (China), Art Director and Picture Book Editor, Daylight Publishing
George Sun (China), Deputy General Manager, Ronshin Group; Editor-in-Chief, Lelequ Children's Books

* Event in Chinese only

10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : Increasing Your Chances with a Children's Book Publisher: The Dos and Don’ts and How to Get the Respect You Deserve

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
imon de Jocas (Canada), Publisher, Éditions Les 400 coups

* Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

* International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels

10:00 12:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: There Is an Art Director in Every Illustrator, There Is an Illustrator in Every Art Director

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
Fei Jia (China), Former Senior Artistic Editor, Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House

* Event in Chinese only

11:45 13:15

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
XuJie (China), Director, Picture Book Editorial Department, Yingtong (Imprint of Zhejiang Juvenile and Children’s Publishing)
Yan Xiaoli(China), Editor-in-Chief, Dandelion Children’s Book House
Zhang Yue (China), Editor-in-Chief, Hsin-Yi Children's Culture Development

* Event in Chinese only

12:45 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: The Child’s Point of View: A Source of Inspiration for the Illustrator’s Creativity

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
Gu Dong (China), Freelancelllustrator

* Event in Chinese only

13:00 14:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : Workflow and Creative Processes of a Picture Book Illustrator

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Gui Tuzi (China), Picture Book Author, Illustrator

* Event in Chinese only

13:30 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Chen Hui (China), Chinese Language and Literature Professor; Director, Research Centre on Picture Books, Beijing Normal University
Jiu’er (China), Illustrator and Picture Book Author
Shang Fei (China), Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Postwave

* Event in Chinese only

15:00 16:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : Picture Books, Non-fiction Books, Art installation, Toys, Fashion, and a Thousand Other Ways to Float between Artistic Vocation and the Market Demand

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Philip Giordano (Italy), Illustrator and Graphic Designer

* Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

* International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels

15:00 17:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: From Observation to the Construction of a Story—How to Build YourStock of Visual Inputs

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
Gui Tuzi (China), Picture Book Author, Illustrator

* Event in Chinese only

15:00 16:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Hu Yue(China),Picture Book Editorial Supervisor & Liu Ying (China), AoyoumaoPicture Book Chief Editor; Ronshin Group
Yang Yining (China), Children’s Reading Main Editor & Wang Xuang (China), Editor; Guangxi Normal University Press (Shanghai Branch)
Yu Lu (China), Senior Editor, Jieli Publishing House

* Event in Chinese only

Nov 14 2020
10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Li Bo (China), Editor-in-Chief, Beijing Poplar Culture Project
Qin Yinzhi (China), Art Director, Design Department Deputy Director, China Welfare Institute Publishing House
Yu Hongcheng (China), Illustrator

* Event in Chinese only

10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : The Most Challenging Part: A Story that Leads Readers through Science

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Jason Chin (USA), Children's Author and Illustrator

* Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

* International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels

10:00 12:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: Recycling Ideas—How to Quickly Make a Picture Book Out of Existing Materials

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
Jiu’er (China), Illustrator and Picture Book Author

* Event in Chinese only

11:45 13:15

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Gu Dong (China), Freelance Illustrator
Li Aixia (China), Founder, Shanghai Children's Picture Book Research Centre, Shanghai Printing and Publishing College
Zuo Wei (China), Picture Book Author

* Event in Chinese only

12:45 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: Pastel Crayon as a Tool to Build your Own Graphic Universe

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
Wu Peng (China), Freelance Illustrator, Picture Book Artist

* Event in Chinese only

13:00 14:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : Folklore and Tradition in Picture Book Making: A World of Possibilities

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Yu Hongcheng (China), Illustrator

* Event in Chinese only

13:30 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Gui Tuzi (China), Picture Book Author, Illustrator
Hu Jie (China), Art Director, Fox Family Education & Technology
Wang Feifei (China), Deputy Editor-in-Chief, CITIC Press Group

* Event in Chinese only

14:45 16:15

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : The Illustrators Survival Guide: How it's Made, by Mimaster

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speakers:
Giacomo Benelli (Italy), Coordinator, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer and Director, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan

* Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

* International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels

14:45 16:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: Images Speak by Themselves—Visual Narration and Picture Deflections

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
Li Aixia (China), Founder, Shanghai Children's Picture Book Research Centre, Shanghai Printing and Publishing College

* Event in Chinese only

15:00 16:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Li Xin (China), CEO, Thinkingdom Children’s Book International
Miao Hui (China), Chief Brand Officer, Xinron Kids
Yang Le (China), Editor, Duku Cultural Exchange

* Event in Chinese only

16:15 16:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : 2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition: Award Winners Announcement

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)
Nov 15 2020
09:45 11:15

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : The Journey of a Picture Book

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Jiu'er (China), Illustrator and Picture Book Author

* Event in Chinese only

10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Reviewers:
Fei Jia (China), Former Senior Artistic Editor, Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House
Huang Li (China), Illustrator; General Manager, Taiyangwa Design Studio
Wu Peng (China), Freelance Illustrator, Picture Book Artist

* Event in Chinese only

11:30 12:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : Tools for a Good Creative Bath: Soap, Pencil and a Piece of Paper!

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Guilherme Karsten (Brazil), Illustrator
Xue Zhidan (China), Deputy General Manager and Marketing Director, Magic Elephant

* Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

* International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels

12:45 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOPS: This is Me!—Exploring Collage through Self-portraying (in partnership with ZZCETISTAR)

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Tutor:
TOYOU(China), Picture Book Author, Freelance Illustrator

* Event in Chinese only

13:00 14:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASSES : Take it Easy: Creativity Doesn’t Come at Once

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone)

Speaker:
Huang Li (China), Illustrator; General Manager, Taiyangwa Design Studio

* Event in Chinese only