Illustrators Survival Corner

The Illustrators Survival Corner ( Online Event ) is a programme exclusively designed for illustrators, picture book editors and anyone professionally interested in the fascinating world of illustrated children’s books.

Organised jointly with Mimaster Illustrazione and BCBF, the Illustrators Survival Corner is a reference point for all picture book professionals who want to broaden their creative and career perspectives. It has become an important platform for emerging illustrators and picture professionals to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to advance their careers. It is also a place where novices and seasoned professionals of the visual communication world can share experiences, successes and concerns regarding the profession and the market.

In 2020, the Illustrator Survival Corner featured a programme of 9 masterclasses, 7 workshops, and 27 portfolio reviews, attended by a total of 1,293 illustrators over three days.

The online event "Destination China" held after the exhibition invited Chinese picture book professionals to connect with overseas illustrators. A total of 140 overseas illustrators from 15 countries and territories benefited from the event.

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

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

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)
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

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

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

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
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

Nov 27 2020
16:00 17:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: Destination China! Find Your Way to the Chinese Publishing Market

Online Event

How to participate:
This event is free and limited to 100 participants.
It is necessary to pre-register to obtain your access link.

Pre-register here

For questions and enquiries, please contact destinationchina.ccbf@outlook.

* All times are indicated according to the Beijing time zone

* Online masterclass is held in English

Nov 30 2020
13:00 14:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

Destination China Online Portfolio Reviews

Online Event

How to participate?

Seats are limited to 10 artists per session.
Pre-registration is mandatory to participate (you can sign up for ONE portfolio review of your choice only).
Portfolio reviews will be held througha video conferences system.

Upon pre-registration you will be asked to upload your portfolio (3MB max PDF file), as to allow the reviewer to study your work in advance and maximise your time. Each participant will be attended for a maximum of 6 minutes by their reviewer.

Pre-register here

For questions and enquiries, please contact destinationchina.ccbf@outlook.com

* All times are indicated according to the Beijing time zone

* Consecutive interpretation in English and Chinese

14:20 15:20

Illustrators Survival Corner

Destination China Online Portfolio Reviews

Online Event

How to participate?

Seats are limited to 10 artists per session.
Pre-registration is mandatory to participate (you can sign up for ONE portfolio review of your choice only).
Portfolio reviews will be held througha video conferences system.

Upon pre-registration you will be asked to upload your portfolio (3MB max PDF file), as to allow the reviewer to study your work in advance and maximise your time. Each participant will be attended for a maximum of 6 minutes by their reviewer.

Pre-register here

For questions and enquiries, please contact destinationchina.ccbf@outlook.com

* All times are indicated according to the Beijing time zone

* Consecutive interpretation in English and Chinese

15:40 16:40

Illustrators Survival Corner

Destination China Online Portfolio Reviews

Online Event

How to participate?

Seats are limited to 10 artists per session.
Pre-registration is mandatory to participate (you can sign up for ONE portfolio review of your choice only).
Portfolio reviews will be held througha video conferences system.

Upon pre-registration you will be asked to upload your portfolio (3MB max PDF file), as to allow the reviewer to study your work in advance and maximise your time. Each participant will be attended for a maximum of 6 minutes by their reviewer.

Pre-register here

For questions and enquiries, please contact destinationchina.ccbf@outlook.com

* All times are indicated according to the Beijing time zone

* Session held in English

17:00 18:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

Destination China Online Portfolio Reviews

Online Event

How to participate?

Seats are limited to 10 artists per session.
Pre-registration is mandatory to participate (you can sign up for ONE portfolio review of your choice only).
Portfolio reviews will be held througha video conferences system.

Upon pre-registration you will be asked to upload your portfolio (3MB max PDF file), as to allow the reviewer to study your work in advance and maximise your time. Each participant will be attended for a maximum of 6 minutes by their reviewer.

Pre-register here

For questions and enquiries, please contact destinationchina.ccbf@outlook.com

* All times are indicated according to the Beijing time zone

* Session held in English