Programma Eventi

 

Giovedì 4 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “SHORT CHILDHOOD NOVELS”
Based on examples by great illustrators of the past, some visual exercises for the representation of childhood.
Speaker: Grazia Gotti
Biography: Grazia Gotti is the co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani children's bookshop and of the Accademia Drosselmeier in Bologna, a school for booksellers and toy makers. She collaborates with Italian publishers for international scouting activities and with the Bologna Children's Book Fair for cultural programmes, exhibitions and conferences. She trains teachers and collaborates with the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura. She is a member of IBBY Italy.
Targeted audience: beginners and young illustrators
(max. 20 participants)

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “THE ROLE OF ILLUSTRATION IN TOY DESIGN PROJECTS”
Irene Guerrieri, illustrator and toy designer, presents some of her most successful projects to emphasise the connection between illustration and toys
Speaker: Irene Guerrieri
Biography: Irene Guerrieri was born in Rome in 1968. She graduated in Architecture in 1992. Passionate about children’s design, she has had multiple collaborations with companies in the planning of lines for kids and with several publishing houses for children. Worth mentioning is her design for the wood and fabric Zookids line for Sevi/Trudi, selected at Compasso d’Oro 2002 under the subject of the Zebra, and published on ADI Index Design. She also collaborates with Asiatic companies in the toys and children’s accessories sector and has created a large production of furnishing accessories for children. She is mother of five children, so her activity is close to her life. She is currently working on creative and teaching games for the pre-school age. She has won numerous prizes in the design and illustration fields, besides publishing manifold contributions in important sector magazines.
Targeted audience: beginners, illustrators, graphic designers, general audience

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS “ILLUSTRATION FOR CHILDREN”
From classic fairy tales to institutional communication
Speaker: Maria Sole Macchia
Biography: Maria Sole Macchia is an Italian illustrator and writer. She attended the School of Comics in Milan. In 1997, she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and, in 2000, was chosen as an Italian Pencil by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. She has worked as a scenographer for the Bagaglino Theater in Baia, Sardinia. In 2003, she moved to Paris for a few years, where she worked in Serge Bloch's atelier and in other graphic and illustration studios. She has held courses and seminars on fairy tale illustration at the School of Comics and the Art and Message school of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and at the Atelier of Padua. For the series “Fiabe Sonore” by Corriere della Sera magazine, she created the illustrations for "The Puss in Boots," "Goldilocks," and "The Emperor's New Clothes". She was selected for the 2016 edition of the International Review of Illustration “I Colori Del Sacro,” theme at the table, curated by the Diocesan Museum of Padua. She currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign publishing houses.
Targeted audience: beginners, illustrators, graphic designers, general audience

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Maria Sole Macchia
Biography: Maria Sole Macchia is an Italian illustrator and writer. She attended the School of Comics in Milan. In 1997, she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and, in 2000, was chosen as an Italian Pencil by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. She has worked as a scenographer for the Bagaglino Theater in Baia, Sardinia. In 2003, she moved to Paris for a few years, where she worked in Serge Bloch's atelier and in other graphic and illustration studios. She has held courses and seminars on fairy tale illustration at the School of Comics and the Art and Message school of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and at the Atelier of Padua. For the series “Fiabe Sonore” by Corriere della Sera magazine, she created the illustrations for "The Puss in Boots," "Goldilocks," and "The Emperor's New Clothes". She was selected for the 2016 edition of the International Review of Illustration “I Colori Del Sacro,” theme at the table, curated by the Diocesan Museum of Padua. She currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign publishing houses.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Irene Guerrieri
Biography: Irene Guerrieri was born in Rome in 1968. She graduated in Architecture in 1992. Passionate about children’s design, she has had multiple collaborations with companies in the planning of lines for kids and with several publishing houses for children. Worth mentioning is her design for the wood and fabric Zookids line for Sevi/Trudi, selected at Compasso d’Oro 2002 under the subject of the Zebra, and published on ADI Index Design. She also collaborates with Asiatic companies in the toys and children’s accessories sector and has created a large production of furnishing accessories for children. She is mother of five children, so her activity is close to her life. She is currently working on creative and teaching games for the pre-school age. She has won numerous prizes in the design and illustration fields, besides publishing manifold contributions in important sector magazines.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant


Venerdì 5 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “THINKING OUT OF THE BOX, SOME VISUAL EXERCISES FOR TOY DESIGN AND CREATIVITY”
A series of visual exercises to discover new ways to boost creativity and design skills when approaching the concept of a toy.
Speaker: Irene Guerrieri
Biography: Irene Guerrieri was born in Rome in 1968. She graduated in Architecture in 1992. Passionate about children’s design, she has had multiple collaborations with companies in the planning of lines for kids and with several publishing houses for children. Worth mentioning is her design for the wood and fabric Zookids line for Sevi/Trudi, selected at Compasso d’Oro 2002 under the subject of the Zebra, and published on ADI Index Design. She also collaborates with Asiatic companies in the toys and children’s accessories sector and has created a large production of furnishing accessories for children. She is mother of five children, so her activity is close to her life. She is currently working on creative and teaching games for the pre-school age. She has won numerous prizes in the design and illustration fields, besides publishing manifold contributions in important sector magazines.
Targeted audience: beginners and young illustrators
(max. 20 participants)

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “CHILDREN’S BOOK DESIGN FROM THE FRONTIER”
New perspectives on book design in children’s publishing
Speaker: Grazia Gotti
Biography: Grazia Gotti is the co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani children's bookshop and of the Accademia Drosselmeier in Bologna, a school for booksellers and toy makers. She collaborates with Italian publishers for international scouting activities and with the Bologna Children's Book Fair for cultural programmes, exhibitions and conferences. She trains teachers and collaborates with the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura. She is a member of IBBY Italy.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers, general audience

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS “STORY OF A PICTURE BOOK”
The design process and editorial adventures of the picture book “Neighbors” by Kasia Denisevich, winner of the 2020 Opera Prima Award of the Bologna Children’s’ Book Fair
Speaker: Kasya Denisevich
Biography: Kasya Denisevich is an author, illustrator and graphic artist. She was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, where she studied comparative literature at Russian State University for the Humanities and spent years pursuing an academic career and translating books. She then moved to Barcelona, and her professional life flourished. She studied illustration at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, then at MiMaster in Milan. Her passion for books, especially picture books, has never abated and remains her priority.
Her debut picture book “Neighbors,” a story about a little girl's inner experience when her family moves into a new building, has been published in the USA by Chronicle Books.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers, general audience 

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Maria Sole Macchia
Biography: Maria Sole Macchia is an Italian illustrator and writer. She attended the School of Comics in Milan. In 1997, she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and, in 2000, was chosen as an Italian Pencil by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. She has worked as a scenographer for the Bagaglino Theater in Baia, Sardinia. In 2003, she moved to Paris for a few years, where she worked in Serge Bloch's atelier and in other graphic and illustration studios. She has held courses and seminars on fairy tale illustration at the School of Comics and the Art and Message school of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and at the Atelier of Padua. For the series “Fiabe Sonore” by Corriere della Sera magazine, she created the illustrations for "The Puss in Boots," "Goldilocks," and "The Emperor's New Clothes". She was selected for the 2016 edition of the International Review of Illustration “I Colori Del Sacro,” theme at the table, curated by the Diocesan Museum of Padua. She currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign publishing houses.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Grazia Gotti
Biography: Grazia Gotti is the co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani children's bookshop and of the Accademia Drosselmeier in Bologna, a school for booksellers and toy makers. She collaborates with Italian publishers for international scouting activities and with the Bologna Children's Book Fair for cultural programmes, exhibitions and conferences. She trains teachers and collaborates with the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura. She is a member of IBBY Italy.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant


Sabato 6 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “BOOK COVER DESIGN: THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS”
From the brief to first sketches: brainstorming and sketching on a book cover assignment
Speaker: Pino Sartorio
Biography: Pino Sartorio is an illustrator, editorial graphic designer, and art director. He is a book cover designer & illustrator at Mondadori, and teaches digital illustration at CFP Bauer, a professional institute of graphic art and illustration in Milan.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, young professional graphic designers
(max. 20 participants)

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “RODARI FULL COLOR”
A worldwide journey around illustrators for Gianni Rodari
Speaker: Grazia Gotti
Biography: Grazia Gotti is the co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani children's bookshop and of the Accademia Drosselmeier in Bologna, a school for booksellers and toy makers. She collaborates with Italian publishers for international scouting activities and with the Bologna Children's Book Fair for cultural programmes, exhibitions and conferences. She trains teachers and collaborates with the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura. She is a member of IBBY Italy.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers, general audience

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Maria Sole Macchia
Biography: Maria Sole Macchia is an Italian illustrator and writer. She attended the School of Comics in Milan. In 1997, she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and, in 2000, was chosen as an Italian Pencil by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. She has worked as a scenographer for the Bagaglino Theater in Baia, Sardinia. In 2003, she moved to Paris for a few years, where she worked in Serge Bloch's atelier and in other graphic and illustration studios. She has held courses and seminars on fairy tale illustration at the School of Comics and the Art and Message school of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and at the Atelier of Padua. For the series “Fiabe Sonore” by Corriere della Sera magazine, she created the illustrations for "The Puss in Boots," "Goldilocks," and "The Emperor's New Clothes". She was selected for the 2016 edition of the International Review of Illustration “I Colori Del Sacro,” theme at the table, curated by the Diocesan Museum of Padua. She currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign publishing houses.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Grazia Gotti
Biography: Grazia Gotti is the co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani children's bookshop and of the Accademia Drosselmeier in Bologna, a school for booksellers and toy makers. She collaborates with Italian publishers for international scouting activities and with the Bologna Children's Book Fair for cultural programmes, exhibitions and conferences. She trains teachers and collaborates with the Centro per il Libro e la Lettura. She is a member of IBBY Italy.


Domenica 7 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “MAKE UP A FAIRY TALE!”
Creativity in structure and message: looking for a personal voice.
Speaker: Maria Sole Macchia
Biography: Maria Sole Macchia is an Italian illustrator and writer. She attended the School of Comics in Milan. In 1997, she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and, in 2000, was chosen as an Italian Pencil by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. She has worked as a scenographer for the Bagaglino Theater in Baia, Sardinia. In 2003, she moved to Paris for a few years, where she worked in Serge Bloch's atelier and in other graphic and illustration studios. She has held courses and seminars on fairy tale illustration at the School of Comics and the Art and Message school of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and at the Atelier of Padua. For the series “Fiabe Sonore” by Corriere della Sera magazine, she created the illustrations for "The Puss in Boots," "Goldilocks," and "The Emperor's New Clothes". She was selected for the 2016 edition of the International Review of Illustration “I Colori Del Sacro,” theme at the table, curated by the Diocesan Museum of Padua. She currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign publishing houses.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
(max. 20 participants)

17.00 - 18.30 MASTERCLASS “SHAPING IDEAS: ART DIRECTION”
Speaker: Pino Sartorio
Biography: Pino Sartorio is an illustrator, editorial graphic designer, and art director. He is a book cover designer & illustrator at Mondadori, and teaches digital illustration at CFP Bauer, a professional institute of graphic art and illustration in Milan.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers, general audience

19.00 - 20.30 MASTERCLASS “MAGAZINES FOR KIDS: CREATIVITY, VISUAL LANGUAGES AND CONTENTS”
How we inspire children to connect with the world around them in a positive way through the medium of drawing.
Speaker: Cathy Olmedillas
Biography: Cathy Olmedillas is the founder/creative director of Studio Anorak, publishers of Happy Mags for Kids, Anorak Magazine and DOT. In 2006, she launched the ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed happy mag for kids, Anorak, when she couldn't find a fun, educational and collectable magazine to read with her son.  
Targeted audience: illustrators, young professional graphic designers, general audience.

17.00 - 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Cathy Olmedillas
Biography: Cathy Olmedillas is the founder/creative director of Studio Anorak, publishers of Happy Mags for Kids, Anorak Magazine and DOT. In 2006, she launched the ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed happy mag for kids, Anorak, when she couldn't find a fun, educational and collectable magazine to read with her son.  
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.30 - 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Pino Sartorio
Biography: Pino Sartorio is an illustrator, editorial graphic designer, and art director. He is a book cover designer & illustrator at Mondadori, and teaches digital illustration at CFP Bauer, a professional institute of graphic art and illustration in Milan.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.30 - 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Paige Collins
Biography: Paige Collins is an Agent & Creative Producer for internationally renowned artist representation agency, Pocko. Based in London, Paige works on a range of commercial, publishing and editorial projects day to day, and curates the portfolio of over 30+ artists. After graduating in Illustration at University of Edinburgh, Paige moved into working with UK bookstores to further her knowledge of the publishing industry, specifically children's picture books, whilst simultaneously working on her own publishing projects. She now collaborates on a variety of project scopes with a diverse range of illustrators across the globe. Her favourite children's books are “The Promise” by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, “Shackleton's Journey” by William Grill, and “The Great Realisation” by Tomos Roberts, with artwork by Nomoco.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant


Lunedì 8 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP: GOING BACK TO “THE INNER CHILD” TO DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVITY
This workshop will explore the different ways one can tell a story through the medium of images
Speaker: Cathy Olmedillas
Biography: Cathy Olmedillas is the founder/creative director of Studio Anorak, publishers of Happy Mags for Kids, Anorak Magazine and DOT. In 2006, she launched the ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed happy mag for kids, Anorak, when she couldn't find a fun, educational and collectable magazine to read with her son.  
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, young professional graphic designers
(max. 20 participants)

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS “REPRESENTATIVE AGENCIES FOR ILLUSTRATORS, A GUIDELINE”
Agents and artist agencies: how they work. The different types of artist representative, relations between agent and illustrator, the rights and duties of both parties, different scenarios on the publishing market. Advice to illustrators looking for an agent.
Speaker: Paige Collins
Biography: Paige Collins is an Agent & Creative Producer for internationally renowned artist representation agency, Pocko. Based in London, Paige works on a range of commercial, publishing and editorial projects day to day, and curates the portfolio of over 30+ artists. After graduating in Illustration at University of Edinburgh, Paige moved into working with UK bookstores to further her knowledge of the publishing industry, specifically children's picture books, whilst simultaneously working on her own publishing projects. She now collaborates on a variety of project scopes with a diverse range of illustrators across the globe. Her favourite children's books are “The Promise” by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, “Shackleton's Journey” by William Grill, and “The Great Realisation” by Tomos Roberts, with artwork by Nomoco.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Ivan Canu
Biography: Born in Alghero, graduated in Modern Literature – history of theatre in Florence. Since 2009, one of founders and the manager director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy; since 2017, curates the program of The Illustrators Survival Corner for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair; since 2018, for the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair; since 2019, for the Moscow International Children’s Book Fair. With Giacomo Benelli, the author of the Illustrated Survival Guides series, published by Corraini (The Illustrators Survival Guide, 2 editions 2018-2019, The Illustrated Survival Guide – editors & publishers, 2020, The Illustrated Survival Guide – translators, 2020). In 2021, designed, wrote and illustrated the book God Save the Queen, for Centauria. Clients include: Corraini, Salani, Centauria, La Repubblica, Storytel, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Il Sole 24 Ore, L’Espresso, La Repubblica, La Stampa, L’Express, The Guardian Weekend magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L’OBS, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, Die Zeit, Audible, Storytel Italia, and Yahoo.com.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Paige Collins
Biography: Paige Collins is an Agent & Creative Producer for internationally renowned artist representation agency, Pocko. Based in London, Paige works on a range of commercial, publishing and editorial projects day to day, and curates the portfolio of over 30+ artists. After graduating in Illustration at University of Edinburgh, Paige moved into working with UK bookstores to further her knowledge of the publishing industry, specifically children's picture books, whilst simultaneously working on her own publishing projects. She now collaborates on a variety of project scopes with a diverse range of illustrators across the globe. Her favourite children's books are “The Promise” by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, “Shackleton's Journey” by William Grill, and “The Great Realisation” by Tomos Roberts, with artwork by Nomoco.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant


Martedì 9 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP WEB COMICS!
In this workshop we will learn how to create a comic strip for the social media feed. Storytelling, grids, drawings and balloons are the ingredients for the perfect post.
Speaker: Giovanni Scarduelli
Biography: Giovanni Scarduelli is an Italian illustrator, comic book artist and visual designer. He studied visual design at the Istituto Design Palladio (Verona) and editorial illustration at Mimaster Illustrazione (Milan). He works mainly with publishers and newspapers, for which he draws interiors, covers, short stories, comics, lettering and everything you can do with a pencil. In his free time he is also a stage actor, guitarist, music lover, and is addicted to American literature and superhero stories. He is not a semiologist but he does it every day.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers
(max. 20 participants)

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS: THE ILLUSTRATOR’S JOB”
Guidelines on self-promotion, professional identity, and communication for illustrators
Speaker: Giacomo Benelli
Biography: Giacomo Benelli was born in 1980 and deals with communication, exhibitions and theatre. In 2009, he founded Mimaster illustrazione with Ivan Canu. He has promoted and prepared numerous exhibitions, including: - “Favorisca. Rediscovered faces of wanderers and nineteenth-century sanspapier ", Festivalfilosofia 2006, in collaboration with Ivan Canu and AI. - "Cuochi Fatui," in collaboration with Festivalfilosofia and AI. - "PrEgo, have you come for me?" Personal exhibition by Ivan Groznij Canu "Bologna 2008. -" Sunrise Hotel," installation by Emiliano Ponzi, Rome 2012. Since 2017, he has been one of the curators of “The Illustrators Survival Corner,” a space dedicated to the profession of illustrator created by Mimaster in collaboration with Bologna Children's Book Fair. He is the author, together with Ivan Canu, of The Illustrators Survival Guide, The Illustrated Survival Guide - Editors and Publisher and The Illustrated Survival Guide - Translators.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, young professional graphic designers.

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Ivan Canu
Biography: Born in Alghero, graduated in Modern Literature – history of theatre in Florence. Since 2009, he’s one of founders and director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy; since 2017, he curates the program of The Illustrators Survival Corner for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair; since 2018, for the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair; since 2019, for the Moscow International Children’s Book Fair. With Giacomo Benelli, he’s the author of the Illustrated Survival Guides series, published by Corraini (The Illustrators Survival Guide, 2 editions 2018-2019, The Illustrated Survival Guide – editors & publishers, 2020, The Illustrated Survival Guide – translators, 2020). In 2021, Ivan Canu designed, wrote and illustrated the book God Save the Queen, for Centauria. Clients include: Corraini, Salani, Centauria, La Repubblica, Storytel, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Il Sole 24 Ore, L’Espresso, La Repubblica, La Stampa, L’Express, The Guardian Weekend magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L’OBS, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, Die Zeit, Audible, Storytel Italia, and Yahoo.com.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Masha Titova
Biography: Masha is a Moscow-based illustrator, multidisciplinary artist and educator. She teaches illustration and graphic techniques in Moscow State Academy of Applied Arts and Design. Masha continuously takes part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her work was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 and shortlisted for the Golden Pinwheel award at Shanghai Children’s Book Fair in 2019. Masha created a visual identity for BCBF 2019 and MIBF 2019 and 2020 editions.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS “MAKING A VISUAL IDENTITY. THE JOURNEY OF MASHA TITOVA”
Masha Titova will share her experience of making a visual identity for Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019 and Moscow International Children's Book Fair 2019.
Speaker: Masha Titova
Biography: Masha is a Moscow-based illustrator, multidisciplinary artist and educator. She teaches illustration and graphic techniques in Moscow State Academy of Applied Arts and Design. Masha continuously takes part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her work was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 and shortlisted for the Golden Pinwheel award at Shanghai Children’s Book Fair in 2019. Masha created a visual identity for BCBF 2019 and MIBF 2019 and 2020 editions.
Targeted audience: illustrators and graphic designers. 


Mercoledì 10 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “HOW TO TELL A STORY”
Picture book basics: framing, sequence, rhythm, movements; some exercises to approach a picture book project
Speaker: Anna Castagnoli
Biography: Anna Castagnoli is passionate about literature, art history, and psychoanalysis. Her books have been published in several countries: Italy (Topipittori, Logos), France (Seuil Jeunesse), Spain (OQO), Belgium (De Eenhoorn). Since 2008, she has managed LeFiguredeiLibri.com, a study and research blog on illustration that has become a reference point for industry professionals and for many young illustrators. In 2014, she was a judge in the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair. In 2017, she published “Il manuale dell’illustratore”, a complete guide for illustrating a children's book. She teaches the history of illustration at the IED Institute in Turin and Milan and in various itinerant places (illustration festivals, libraries, bookstores).
She has been living in Barcelona with her family for ten years.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, young professional graphic designers
(max. 15 participants)

16.30 – 18.30 LIVE PAINTING
Live painting led by Masha Titova, who will guide illustrators in the creation of drawings on the walls of The Illustrators Survival Corner
Biography: Masha is a Moscow-based illustrator, multidisciplinary artist and educator. She teaches illustration and graphic techniques in Moscow State Academy of Applied Arts and Design. Masha continuously takes part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her work was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 and shortlisted for the Golden Pinwheel award at Shanghai Children’s Book Fair in 2019. Masha created a visual identity for BCBF 2019 and MIBF 2019 and 2020 editions.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, general audience

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “ILLUSTRATING REAL LIFE … WITH COMICS”
Comics are a very powerful medium for storytelling. With a very low budget, a pencil and a sheet, you can create new stories or bring back to life your favourite artist, musician or
actor. From static illustrations to comics sequences, I’m going to show how to become a
cartoonists from scratch.
Speaker: Giovanni Scarduelli
Biography: Giovanni Scarduelli is an Italian illustrator, comic book artist and visual designer. He studied visual design at the Istituto Design Palladio (Verona) and editorial illustration at Mimaster Illustrazione (Milan). He works mainly with publishers and newspapers, for which he draws interiors, covers, short stories, comics, lettering and everything you can do with a pencil. In his free time he is also a stage actor, guitarist, music lover, and is addicted to American literature and superhero stories. He is not a semiologist but he does it every day.
Targeted audience: illustrators, general audience

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewers: Olga and Andrej Dugin
Biography: Olga and Andrej Dugin left Russia in 1989 to reach Stuttgart and work in editorial illustration thanks to their collaboration with the publishing house Esslinger in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH, with which they publish most of their books. They worked as Concept artist for the Warner Bros. film "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban" and they have illustrated many books together, including "The Adventures of Abdi" (Callaway Editions), "Hamlet" (Esslinger Verlag J.F. Schreiber).
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS “THE DUGINS’ ART”
An overview of Olga and Andrej Dugin’s imagery from “The adventures of Abdi” to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. A sublime balance of historical references and creative inspiration.
Presenters: Olga and Andrej Dugin
Biography: Olga and Andrej Dugin left Russia in 1989 to reach Stuttgart and work in editorial illustration thanks to their collaboration with the publishing house Esslinger in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH, with which they publish most of their books. They worked as Concept artist for the Warner Bros. film "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban" and they have illustrated many books together, including "The Adventures of Abdi" (Callaway Editions), "Hamlet" (Esslinger Verlag J.F. Schreiber).
Targeted audience: illustrators, general audience

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Masha Titova
Biography: Masha is a Moscow-based illustrator, multidisciplinary artist and educator. She teaches illustration and graphic techniques in Moscow State Academy of Applied Arts and Design. Masha continuously takes part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her work was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 and shortlisted for the Golden Pinwheel award at Shanghai Children’s Book Fair in 2019. Masha created a visual identity for BCBF 2019 and MIBF 2019 and 2020 editions.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Giovanni Scarduelli
Biography: Giovanni Scarduelli is an Italian illustrator, comic book artist and visual designer. He studied visual design at the Istituto Design Palladio (Verona) and editorial illustration at Mimaster Illustrazione (Milan). He works mainly with publishers and newspapers, for which he draws interiors, covers, short stories, comics, lettering and everything you can do with a pencil. In his free time he is also a stage actor, guitarist, music lover, and is addicted to American literature and superhero stories. He is not a semiologist but he does it every day.
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant


Giovedì 11 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “MYTHICAL WORLDS”
The task is to come up with a fantastic creature or a fabulous creature that does not yet exist in mythology, consisting of animals, birds, people and/or objects.
Speakers: Olga and Andrej Dugin
Biography: Olga and Andrej Dugin left Russia in 1989 to reach Stuttgart and work in editorial illustration thanks to their collaboration with the publishing house Esslinger in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH, with which they publish most of their books. They worked as Concept artist for the Warner Bros. film "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban" and they have illustrated many books together, including "The Adventures of Abdi" (Callaway Editions), "Hamlet" (Esslinger Verlag J.F. Schreiber).
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, young professional graphic designers

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION: MAGAZINES AND BOOKS”
How to create a book cover or an image for a newspaper or magazine, from the art director’s brief to the final result.
Speaker: Ivan Canu
Biography: Born in Alghero, graduated in Modern Literature – history of theatre in Florence. Since 2009, he’s one of founders and director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy; since 2017, he curates the program of The Illustrators Survival Corner for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair; since 2018, for the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair; since 2019, for the Moscow International Children’s Book Fair. With Giacomo Benelli, he’s the author of the Illustrated Survival Guides series, published by Corraini (The Illustrators Survival Guide, 2 editions 2018-2019, The Illustrated Survival Guide – editors & publishers, 2020, The Illustrated Survival Guide – translators, 2020). In 2021, Ivan Canu designed, wrote and illustrated the book God Save the Queen, for Centauria. Clients include: Corraini, Salani, Centauria, La Repubblica, Storytel, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Il Sole 24 Ore, L’Espresso, La Repubblica, La Stampa, L’Express, The Guardian Weekend magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L’OBS, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, Die Zeit, Audible, Storytel Italia, and Yahoo.com.
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers, general audience 

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Anna Castagnoli
Biography: Anna Castagnoli is passionate about literature, art history, and psychoanalysis. Her books have been published in several countries: Italy (Topipittori, Logos), France (Seuil Jeunesse), Spain (OQO), Belgium (De Eenhoorn). Since 2008, she has managed LeFiguredeiLibri.com, a study and research blog on illustration that has become a reference point for industry professionals and for many young illustrators. In 2014, she was a judge in the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair. In 2017, she published “Il manuale dell’illustratore”, a complete guide for illustrating a children's book. She teaches the history of illustration at the IED Institute in Turin and Milan and in various itinerant places (illustration festivals, libraries, bookstores).
She has been living in Barcelona with her family for ten years.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS “A short history of European illustration for children”
Book by book, Anna Castagnoli leads the audience through the milestones of European illustration for children
Speaker: Anna Castagnoli
Biography: Anna Castagnoli is passionate about literature, art history, and psychoanalysis. Her books have been published in several countries: Italy (Topipittori, Logos), France (Seuil Jeunesse), Spain (OQO), Belgium (De Eenhoorn). Since 2008, she has managed LeFiguredeiLibri.com, a study and research blog on illustration that has become a reference point for industry professionals and for many young illustrators. In 2014, she was a judge in the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair. In 2017, she published “Il manuale dell’illustratore”, a complete guide for illustrating a children's book. She teaches the history of illustration at the IED Institute in Turin and Milan and in various itinerant places (illustration festivals, libraries, bookstores).
She has been living in Barcelona with her family for ten years.
Targeted audience: illustrators, general audience

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Ivan Canu
Biography: Born in Alghero, graduated in Modern Literature – history of theatre in Florence. Since 2009, he’s one of founders and director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy; since 2017, he curates the program of The Illustrators Survival Corner for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair; since 2018, for the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair; since 2019, for the Moscow International Children’s Book Fair. With Giacomo Benelli, he’s the author of the Illustrated Survival Guides series, published by Corraini (The Illustrators Survival Guide, 2 editions 2018-2019, The Illustrated Survival Guide – editors & publishers, 2020, The Illustrated Survival Guide – translators, 2020). In 2021, Ivan Canu designed, wrote and illustrated the book God Save the Queen, for Centauria. Clients include: Corraini, Salani, Centauria, La Repubblica, Storytel, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Il Sole 24 Ore, L’Espresso, La Repubblica, La Stampa, L’Express, The Guardian Weekend magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L’OBS, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, Die Zeit, Audible, Storytel Italia, and Yahoo.com.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant 


Venerdì 12 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “DIVE INTO EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION”
The brief, the concept and the development, the variants, the timing, the relationship with the art director. A five-hour hands-on experience in editorial illustration.
Speaker: Elenia Beretta
Biography: Elenia Beretta, an Italian Illustrator based in Berlin, has worked as a freelancer since 2012. She attended the Master's Degree course in Editorial Illustration in Milan at Mimaster 2014/2015. Her influences come from various fields, such as movies, old pictures, music and literature. In May 2021, she tutored the MIMaster 2020-2021 class during the masterclasses of Birthe Steinbeck (AD of Süddeutsche zeitung, Biss Magazine) and Adriano Attus (AD Il sole 24 ore).
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators, young professional graphic designers

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS: “EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION OUT OF THE BORDERS”
Facing different cultures and peculiar iconographic universes is an everyday challenge for editorial illustrators. The masterclass presents the story and works of Daria Kirpach, a Russian illustrator based in Italy, who works for international magazines and newspapers.
Speaker: Daria Kirpach
Biography: Daria Kirpach is a graphic designer. After Arts High School she attended the Applied Arts Academy in her town, majoring in Graphic Arts. In 2004, after graduating, she moved to Italy, where she graduated from the Foggia Academy of Fine Arts. Now she works as a graphic designer for her own studio, Litchistudio. Since 2011, she has run her own graphic design agency, focusing on illustration.
As an illustrator she worked for the British Council, Save the Children, and the European Parliament office in Milan.
Targeted audience: illustrators, general audience

19.00 – 20.30 MASTERCLASS: “AMA - ASK ME ANYTHING”
Ivan Canu and Giacomo Benelli, authors of “The Illustrated Survival Guide,” will discuss key issues regarding the illustrator’s job.
Speakers: Ivan Canu and Giacomo Benelli
Biography: Ivan Canu and Giacomo Benelli are the founders of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy; since 2017, they have curated the program of The Illustrators Survival Corner for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair; since 2018, for the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair; since 2019, for the Moscow International Children’s Book Fair. They are authors of the Illustrated Survival Guides series, published by Corraini (The Illustrators Survival Guide, 2 editions 2018-2019, The Illustrated Survival Guide – editors & publishers, 2020, The Illustrated Survival Guide – translators, 2020).
Targeted audience: beginners

19.30 – 21.00 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Daria Kirpach
Biography: Daria Kirpach is a graphic designer. After Arts High School she attended the Applied Arts Academy in her town, majoring in Graphic Arts. In 2004, after graduating, she moved to Italy, where she graduated from the Foggia Academy of Fine Arts. Now she works as a graphic designer for her own studio, Litchistudio. Since 2011, she has run her own graphic design agency, focusing on illustration.
As an illustrator she worked for the British Council, Save the Children, and the European Parliament office in Milan.
Targeted audience: illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant


Sabato 13 Novembre

16.30 – 21.30 WORKSHOP “TRICKY ASSIGNMENTS”
Tasks that seem easy but are instead difficult, difficult tasks that are easy to solve. Some visual exercises on the development of insidious, funny assignments.
Speaker: Daria Kirpach
Biography: Daria Kirpach is a graphic designer. After Arts High School she attended the Applied Arts Academy in her town, majoring in Graphic Arts. In 2004, after graduating, she moved to Italy, where she graduated from the Foggia Academy of Fine Arts. Now she works as a graphic designer for her own studio, Litchistudio. Since 2011, she has run her own graphic design agency, focusing on illustration. As an illustrator she worked for the British Council, Save the Children, and the European Parliament office in Milan.
Targeted audience: illustrators and graphic designers. 

17.00 – 18.30 MASTERCLASS “FROM THE PORTFOLIO TO THE ASSIGNMENT”
How do you set up an editorial illustration portfolio? How do you reach out to clients? How do you manage assignments? Chronicles from an editorial illustrator’s life.
Speaker: Elenia Beretta
Biography: Elenia Beretta, an Italian Illustrator based in Berlin, has worked as a freelancer since 2012. She attended the Master's Degree course in Editorial Illustration in Milan at Mimaster 2014/2015. Her influences come from various fields, such as movies, old pictures, music and literature. In May 2021, she tutored the MIMaster 2020-2021 class during the masterclasses of Birthe Steinbeck (AD of Süddeutsche zeitung, Biss Magazine) and Adriano Attus (AD Il sole 24 ore).
Targeted audience: illustrators, graphic designers, general audience

17.00 – 18.30 PORTFOLIO REVIEW
A professional review of your illustration portfolio
Reviewer: Elenia Beretta
Biography: Elenia Beretta, an Italian Illustrator based in Berlin, has worked as a freelancer since 2012. She attended the Master's Degree course in Editorial Illustration in Milan at Mimaster 2014/2015. Her influences come from various fields, such as movies, old pictures, music and literature. In May 2021, she tutored the MIMaster 2020-2021 class during the masterclasses of Birthe Steinbeck (AD of Süddeutsche zeitung, Biss Magazine) and Adriano Attus (AD Il sole 24 ore).
Targeted audience: young professional illustrators
Each review 90 min, 12 participants each, 7 min private meeting for each participant

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