Illustrators Annual 2024


Author/s: Bologna Children's Book Fair

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: June 1, 2024

A key showcase for discovering trends and artists in illustration, the Bologna Children's Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition has accompanied the evolution of children's books for more than 50 years, becoming one of the world's most important events in the panorama of children's illustration.

The Illustrators Annual 2024 brings together the illustrations of 78 artists from 31 countries, selected for the 58th Illustrators Exhibition from over 3500 participants.A large catalogue offering a view of the illustrated universe through the facets of every corner of the world, with a selection of images that follow the common thread of creativity and the search for great emotional impact, chosen by the four members of this year's jury: Marco Ghidelli (co-founder of Raum Italic), Xiaoyan Huang (founder of Everafter), Lee Ho-baek (founder of the publishing house Jaimimage and illustrator), Oyvind Torseter (author and illustrator).

The 2024 cover was created by illustrator Paloma Valdivia, winner of Grand Prix 2023. In alternate years, the cover is done by the winners of the H. C. Andersen Award and the Grand Prix of the Bratislava Illustration Biennial, making the volume a wonderful collector's item for all fans.In addition to the selected works, the volume presents the contributions of the five members of the jury and includes a contribution by the illustrator and comics artist Igort.

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