Established for illustrators by popular demand in 2017, the Illustrators Survival Corner is a BCBF space dedicated to the profession of illustrating, and designed for the many artists who come to the Fair every year looking for new assignments or to show publishers their portfolios.
The Illustrators Survival Corner’s daily schedule of events features activities for both young first-timers and seasoned professionals:
- Portfolio Review: a chance for emerging illustrators to present their portfolios to major publishers, illustrator authors, agents and art directors, and hear opinions and valuable suggestions.
- Workshops: international artists offer illustrators practical drawing tips and design workshops.
- Masterclasses: illustrators can access tangible information and practical tools, from self-promotion to managing interviews with publishers, contracts, using social media, creative processes, and professional experiences.
THE 2023 ILLUSTRATORS SURVIVAL CORNER
The many events scheduled for the 2023 edition include: meetings with the Jury of the 2023 Illustrators Exhibition - Gusti, Christine Morault, Sidney Smith, Eric Telfort, and Erik Titusson; masterclasses by Pablo Amargo, Suzy Lee, Elena Odriozola, Sarah Mazzetti, Chiara Rapaccini; and workshops held by Andrés López, Mayumi Oono, and Lian-En Lin.
A masterclass in memory of Tomi Ungerer held by Martin Salisbury, Beatrice Alemagna and Axel Scheffler will be followed by a live painting session dedicated to this great author. Also on the bill are meetings on the increasingly topical question of artificial intelligence in the creative process and copyright protection.
An exclusive series of AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions will be held by some members of the “Landscapes and Portraits of BCBF” jury: Albertine Zullo, Nina Wehrle, Laura Carlin, and Rotraut Susanne Berner.
In addition to the traditional portfolio reviews with international publishers, agents, and illustrators, this year sees a new feature: Portfolio Play – a fun session led by a professional illustrator or art director looking at how to select illustrations for the ideal portfolio.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Masterclasses: no charge, no need to book, but places are limited.
Workshop and Portfolio Reviews: all events are sold out
Dear illustrators, thank you for your interest.
All workshops and portfolio reviews are now sold out.
Please come to visit The Illustrators Survival Corner, hall 30. There are daily extra activities that could help to shape your portfolio.
We'd also like to remind you that our masterclasses are free to access, but limited to the amount of seats available
(To cancel a reservation, please come to the “Illustrators Survival Corner” Desk, Hall 30).
THE ITALIAN ILLUSTRATION LOUNGE
Italian creativity meets the world
Italian creativity meets the world In the framework of the Illustrators Survival Corner (Hall 30), this brand new lounge fosters the meeting between young Italian illustrators and the international publishers participating in the BCBF Invitation Programme. Created thanks to the collaboration and support of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), the Italian Illustration Lounge hosts a rich programme of presentations and portfolio reviews.