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.
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.
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.
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.
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