Illustrators Survival Corner

After the unconditional success of the first CCBF Illustrators Survival Corner in 2018, Milan-based illustration school Mimaster is coming back for another round of continuous events spanning now over three days instead of two.

The Illustrators Survival Corner is a reference point for all picture book professionals who want to broaden their creative perspectives. It is the place where artists–young and emerging talent especially–and picture books editors can share their experience and questions with a whole range of international experts and find the tools they need in order to launch and enhance their career.

In 2018, more than 1,000 illustrators and other picture book professionals attended the programme of the Illustrators Survival Corner. After this great debut at CCBF last November, we are proud to announce that the Illustrators Survival Corner is coming back to Shanghai for a second edition.

What is new in 2019?

  • More contents: the Illustrators Survival Corner is now spanning over three days and will feature an augmented programme of 10 masterclasses, 8 workshops and 40 portfolio reviews.
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet award-winning artists and hear them talk about their exceptional careers: Lisbeth Zwerger (Hans Christian Andersen Award winner) and David Macaulay (Caldecott Medal winner)
  •  “How it’s Made”: two special trainings to learn everything you need to know in order to start as a professional illustrator, taught by the Mimaster team of teachers and experts and based on their successful manual The Illustrators Survival Guide.
  • The Kid’s Corner: On Sunday, the Corner will open its doors to children and family with two exclusive workshops about the magic of paper.

How to participate in the Illustrators Survival Corner events?

The Illustrators Survival Corner is open to all Professional Visitors provided with a Programme Pass. Exhibitors/VIPs/Media Passes include free access to all official events.

WORKSHOPS
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.
All workshops are held in English and Chinese through consecutive translation.

MASTER CLASSES
All Professional Visitors with a CCBF Programme Pass can join us at the Masterclass Area.
All masterclasses are held iin Chinese and English through simultaneous translation.

PORTFOLIO REVIEW
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.
Translators between English and Chinese will be onsite to help the reviewers whenever it is necessary.
The Illustrators Survival Corner is managed and designed by Mimaster Illustrazione, an international training institution for illustrators located in Milan, Italy. It is a featured programme at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair since 2017, and is also part of the Moscow International Children’s Book Fair since 2019.

For more information, please write to ccbf.goldenpinwheel@bfchina.net.

Nov 15 2019
10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone )

Reviewers:
André Letria (Portugal), Illustrator and Publisher, Pato Lógico Edições
Galia Tapiero (France), CEO, Kilowatt
Antonella Vincenzi (Italy), Editorial Director, Franco Cosimo Panini
Yang Zhong (China), Director, Picture Book Creation Studio, China Central Academy of Fine Arts

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

10:00 12:30

Official Conferences and Seminars

Where the Beautiful Things Are–Art, Architecture and Design in Contemporary Children's Books

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Many children have a natural tendency for art and construction. Books can nurture the child’s inclination, providing at the same time useful information and stimulating new ways to experience art and the urban space. Through stunning illustrations, photography and three-dimensional elements, a large number of exquisite and captivating titles have been introducing young readers to the most famous artworks, buildings and design objects.

During the last decade, those ground-breaking titles have formed a vigorous trend in the global market, including in China where artistic cultivation has become an irreducible part of children's education.

What do those titles have in common? What makes them so special and what values do they carry? Specialised publishers, content creators, artists and cultural institutions who have contributed to connecting picture books to art education will discuss these questions in a panel discussion.

This seminar is part of the first CCBF Children+ focus which is dedicated to Art, Architecture in children’s books. It is a complement to the Children’s + Book Exhibition presented during CCBF.

Moderator: Maria Russo (USA), Children’s Books Editor, The New York Times

Speakers:
Claire de Cointet (France), Editorial Director, Éditions du Centre Pompidou
Patricia Geis (Spain), Author and Illustrator
Grazia Gotti (Italy), President, Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Sociale
Kiyoko Matsuoka (Japan), Associate Director, Itabashi Art Museum
Roger Thorp (UK), Editorial Director, Thames & Hudson
Page Tsou (Taiwan, China), Illustrator and Art Director, Auspicious Design
Zeng Zirong (China), Author, Director of CITIC Art Museum, CITIC Press Group

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

11:45 13:15

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Sayoni Basu (India), Director and Primary Platypus, Duckbill Books
Gao Yuan (China), Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Beijing Poplar Culture Project Co., Ltd.
Aksel Koie (Denmark), CEO and Founder, PIBOCO
Adrien Parlange (France), Illustrator

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

13:00 15:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

Tabletop Magic–The Art and Theatre of Pop-up Books

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Pop-up books have captured the imagination of children and adults alike with their playful wit, sculptural and toy-like dimensions, ingenious paper engineering, and their poetry. A pop-up book is a miniature world, a tabletop theater, and a work of narrative art that comes alive for its readers in a very particular way. In this wide-ranging program, a panel of artists, publishers, historians, and collectors will take a closer look at this unique category of illustrated book—its history, high points, place within the contemporary global children's-book market, and the continuing efforts of printers, publishers, and others to keep pop-ups viable.

Moderator: Leonard S. Marcus (USA), Children's Book Historian and Critic

Speakers:
Matteo Faglia (Italy), Owner, FGL Consulenze Editoriali
Guo Xinying (China), Chief Technology Officer, Heshan Astros Printing Ltd.
Katsumi Komagata (Japan), Author and Publisher, One Stroke
Sabine Louali (France), Rights Manager, Éditions Des Grandes Personnes
Massimo Missiroli (Italy), Partner in Pop-up Show Project, FGL Consulenze Editoriali
George Sun (China), Deputy General Manager, Ronshin Group, Chief Designer of Lelequ Children's Books

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

13:00 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Irina Balakhonova (Russia), Editor-in-Chief, LLC Samokat Publishing House
Ivan Fedechko (Ukraine), Rights Director & Acquiring Editor, The Old Lion Publishing House
Lucie Luddington (UK), Children’s Illustration Senior Agent, Bright Agency International
Ran Huarong & Li Yindou (China), Editor-in Chief and Original Picture Book Studio Manager, Postwave Kids
Xiong Liang (China), Ink Artist and Picture Book Author

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

15:00 16:30

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Elina Ellis (Ukraine) , Author and Illustrator
Li Xin (China), Children's Books Division General Editor, Vice President, Thinkingdom
Dolores Prades (Brazil), Publisher and Consultant, Instituto Emília
Shang Fei (China), Deputy General Manager, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Shanghai 99 Readers' Culture

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

15:30 17:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: Interest can be a Lever to Move the World—Walking into the Legendary Life of Caldecott Medal Author David Macaulay

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Moderator:
Xiong Liang (China), Ink Artist and Picture Book Author

Speaker:
David Macaulay (USA), Author and Illustrator

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

Nov 16 2019
09:45 11:15

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: The Illustrators Survival Guide: How it's Made—Market and Copyrights by Mimaster

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Speakers:
Giacomo Benelli (Italy), Co-founder and coordinator, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer and Director, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

09:45 11:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOP: Enchanted Paper: Pop-up Workshop

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Tutors:
Matteo Faglia (Italy), Owner, FGL Consulenze Editoriali
Massimo Missiroli (Italy), Partner in POP-UP SHOW Project, FGL Consulenze Editoriali

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Mónica Bergna (Mexico), Director, Alboroto
Kiyoko Matsuoka (Japan), Associate Director, Itabashi Art Museum
Miao Hui (China), Chief Brand Officer, Xiron Kids
Miriam Rosenbloom (Australia), Publisher, Scribble

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

11:45 13:15

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer, Director, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan
Li Bo (China), Editor-in-Chief, Beijing Poplar Culture Project Co., Ltd
Maria Russo (USA), Children’s Books Editor, The New York Times
Page Tsou (Taiwan, China), Illustrator and Art Director, Auspicious Design
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer, Director, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan
Li Bo (China), Editor-in-Chief, Beijing Poplar Culture Project Co., Ltd
Maria Russo (USA), Children’s Books Editor, The New York Times
Page Tsou (Taiwan, China), Illustrator and Art Director, Auspicious Design

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

13:15 14:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: Golden Pinwheel Reunion! Meet the 2019 Jury and the 2018 Winners

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Moderators:
Carolina Ballester (Spain), International Programme Manager, CCBF
Elena Pasoli (Italy), Bologna Children's Book Fair Exhibition Director

Speakers:
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer and Director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan
Elina Ellis (Ukraine), Author and Illustrator
Heimi (China), Picture Book Author and Illustrator
André Letria (Portugal), Illustrator and Publisher, Pato Lógico Edições
Kiyoko Matsuoka (Japan), Associate Director, Itabashi Art Museum
Yang Zhong (China), Director, Picture Book Creation Studio, China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Zhou Xiang (China), Illustrator, President, Eastern Babies Magazine

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

13:30 14:45

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Claire de Cointet (France), Editorial Director, Éditions du Centre Pompidou
Patricia Geis (Spain), Author and Illustrator
Li Aixia (China), Founder, Shanghai Children's Picture Book Research Center
Roger Thorp (UK), Editorial Director, Thames & Hudson

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

15:00 16:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Katsumi Komagata (Japan), Author and Publisher, One Stroke
Sabine Louali (France), Rights Manager, Éditions Des Grandes Personnes
Leonard S. Marcus (USA), Children's Book Historian and Critic
Zhou Xiang (China), Illustrator, President, Eastern Babies magazine

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

15:15 16:45

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: Focus on Norwegian Illustration: Tales and Stories behind the CCBF Illustration Residence

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Speakers:
Mari Kanstad Johnsen (Norway), Illustrator, Writer and Artist
Kristin Roskifte (Norway), Illustrator and Picture Book Author
Bjørn Rune Lie (Norway), Illustrator
Svein Storksen (Norway), Founder and Publisher, Magikon Forlag

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

Nov 17 2019
09:45 11:15

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: The Match—A Guide to Understand the Relations Between Creativity and Publishing Rules

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Speakers:
André Letria (Portugal), Illustrator and Publisher, Pato Lógico Edições
Yan Xiaoli (China), Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dandelion Children’s Book House

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

09:45 11:45

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WORKSHOP: The Kids Corner

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Come explore the wonders of collage! Led by great artist and paper engineer Katsumi Komagata, this workshop will show both children and adults to compose beautiful and unique collage art by merging creativity with basic skills. All participants will be invited to kick start their inventiveness by cutting, pasting, colouring and playing with this enchanting versatile material.

Tutor:
Katsumi Komagata (Japan), Author and Publisher, One Stroke

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

Each workshop is open to 15 children aged 6-12. Each children must be accompanied by one adult.
The accompanying adult is also invited to participate in the workshop.
Workshop Participation fee: 150 CNY for 1 Child + 1 Adult. All materials used during the workshop are included in the price.

10:00 11:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Illustrators Survival Corner (Copyright Zone )

Reviewers:
Julia Eccleshare (UK), Director, Hay Festival
Qu Xiaoxia (China), CEO, Beijing Cheerful Century Co., Ltd.
Sahar Tarhandeh (Iran), Director, Tuti Books
Maria Titova (Russia), Illustrator

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

11:30 12:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: The World of Imagination—A Journey around the Art of Lisbeth Zwerger

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Moderator:
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer and Director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan

Speaker:
Lisbeth Zwerger (Austria), Book Illustrator

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English

11:45 13:15

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PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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Reviewers:
Maria Osorio (Colombia), Publisher and Founder, Babel
Flora Prevosto (France), Editor and Marketing Director, Maison Eliza
Qin Yinzhi (China), Art Director, Graphic Design Department Deputy Director, China Welfare Institute Publishing House
Harmen van Straaten (The Netherlands), Author and Illustrator

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

12:00 14:00

Illustrators Survival Corner

WORKSHOP: Learn to Make a Pop-up Book! (Children's Workshop)

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Have you ever wondered how pop-up books work? With their ingenious complexity, pop-ups are able to enchant and capture the attention of readers of all ages. Pop-up structures can be used to make inventive books, greeting cards and all kinds of original art work. In this workshop, our two experts will teach you how to give paper new and spectacular dimensions. Through a ludic approach, children will get to learn how to build some pop-up pages with their own hands, and take their creations home as objects to treasure.

Tutors:
Matteo Faglia (Italy), Owner, FGL Consulenze Editoriali
Massimo Missiroli (Italy), Partner in POP-UP SHOW Project, FGL Consulenze Editoriali

*Consecutive translation in English and Chinese

Each workshop is open to 15 children aged 6-12. Each children must be accompanied by one adult.
The accompanying adult is also invited to participate in the workshop.
Workshop Participation fee: 150 CNY for 1 Child + 1 Adult. All materials used during the workshop are included in the price.

13:00 14:30

Illustrators Survival Corner

MASTERCLASS: The Illustrators Survival Guide: How it's Made—Portfolio and Professional Tools by Mimaster

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Speakers:
Giacomo Benelli (Italy), Co-founder and coordinator, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan
Ivan Canu (Italy), Illustrator, Writer and Director, Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English