Illustrators Wall

a 120-day show

The Illustrators Wall is among the best-loved places at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. One of the first things you come across on entering the trade show, this impromptu array of posters, drawings, photographs, pictures, and contact details welcomes visitors each year.

In the run-up to BCBF2023 – at last, once again an in-person event – the unique, entirely digital, version of The Wall accessible to all started gathering force as early as the end of February. The 2022 edition received postings by over 900 illustrators from 69 countries. An unprecedented success, this special website section was the most visited from April-August 2022 with 17,000 hits and 55,000 pages visited.

The 4th edition of the Illustrators Wall will stay online from 16 February through to 31 August 2023. The Wall offers visitors and sector professionals an opportunity to explore what’s happening in illustration throughout the world; it also gives participating illustrators an exceptional chance to show what they can do and introduce themselves, providing their email, website, social profile and bio. The Illustrators Wall will be promoted from March through August 2023 on all BCBF 2023’s digital channels. It had also wide visibility during the Bologna event. The digital Illustrators Wall has no physical limits and so can host all the talent and enthusiasm of illustrators, graphic artists, and artists - whoever and wherever they are.