Bologna Children's Book Fair – EIF Programme of events

The Italian illustrators association, l’Associazione Autori di Immagini (AI), and the European Illustrators Forum have a stand at this year’s Fair. AOi recommend that you go and say hello if you’re at the fair, check out the events they are holding, and join lots of illustrators for the Illustrators Dinner on Tuesday 5 April.

Monday April 4

10:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio Review with Marcella Brancaforte (Illustrator, author, art director for ‘LIBRIMMAGINARI’ and teacher)

11:00 Stand – FREE CINTIQ-WACOM! Come and try the new Cintiq 27QHDTouch, the Cintiq 22, the Intuos tablet and the other Wacom products.

12:30 Stand – WELCOME! – AI’s welcome presentation

13:30 Stand – Florence School of Comics: presentation of Illustration Master ‘IMPRONTE DI VISIONI’

With Teresa Porcella (Scuola Internazionale di Comics – Firenze).

14:00 Stand – LIVE WACOM PERFORMANCE – That’s the way I like it! – Sumiti Collina

14:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio Review with Morena Forza

16:00 Stand – INK 33 – Etching and printing workshop.

Ink 33 is a printing laboratory for artistic printmaking for illustration and graphics. With: Enrico rambaldi (illustrator and Ink 33 printmaker), Annalicia Caruso (Printmaking Master).

17:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio Review with Roberta Angaramo (children’s books illustrator and author)

Tuesday April 5

09:00 Stand – FREE CINTIQ-WACOM! Come and try the new Cintiq 27QHDTouch, the Cintiq 22, the Intuos tablet and the other Wacom products.

10:00 Stand – We Are Müesli

10:30 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Clara Battello (Art director at Battello a vapore)

11:00 Stand – The Author’s job – The value and price of Illustration

With Paolo Rui – AI professional advisor + and another tbc

12:00 Stand – Presentation of illustration competition “WE ARE THE FUTURE” Diritti a Colori 2015 – Fondazione Malagutti

With Giovanni Malagutti – President, …

12:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Federico Mariani

– X-Ray Portfolio review with Marco Goran Romano (Illustrator and co-founder of Sunday Büro)

13:30 Stand – Florence School of Comics: presentation of Illustration Master ‘IMPRONTE DI VISIONI’

With Teresa Porcella (Scuola Internazionale di Comics – Firenze).

13:30 Stand – AI-WACOM LIVE ON STAGE: DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ON THE WACOM CINTIQ 24HD TOUCH, with …

14:00-16:00 Hall INTERMEZZO – near the main entrance

Meeting with EIF delegates

All Illustrators associations are welcome to join us in an informal meeting.

15:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Andrea Musso (illustrator, comics artist and author of ‘Il gatto killer’, founder of INCHIOSTRO FESTIVAL, teacher at IED Torino)

15:30 Stand – Lucca Comics & Games presents X ‘Lucca Junior 2016’ competition – open to illustrators and comics artists

With: Sarah Genovese – Co-ordinator for Lucca Junior, Livio Sossi – Jury President, Paolo D’Altan – illustrator and ex AI President

16:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Silvia Razzini (Art director at Pearson Italia)

17:00 Illustrators’ Cafè

Presentation of Italian Illustrators Annual 2016 – dedicated to the work and person of Sergio Toppi

With: Ivo Milazzo (AI President), Francesca De Martino (AI Board member and Annual project manager), Fausto Lupetti (Publisher).

20:00 Dinner at Ristorante Rosso San Martino – The 5th ‘Illustrators-Only’ Dinner Party

Piazza San Martino 3/B – 40126 Bologna Tel 051 262620

Wednesday April 6

09:00 Stand – FREE CINTIQ-WACOM! Come and try the new Cintiq 27QHDTouch, the Cintiq 22, the Intuos tablet and the other Wacom products.

10:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Andrea Bayer (illustrator, graphic designer and art-director, AI Board member)

10:00 Stand – The Author’s job: “Copyright and free-market”

The principles of the Copyright Laws and their ‘loose interpretation’ by clients; awareness, compromise or acceptance of the free-market meat-grinding rules.

With Raffaella Pellegrino (AI legal advisor), Lisa Frühbeis (IO-EIF), Sally Cutting (APIM-FADIP-EIF) and Paolo Rui (AI-EIF)

11:30 Stand – Salis

With Paolo D’Altan and another tbc

12:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Marcella Peluffo (Illustrator, Visual Designer and Art Director, founder of studio Container)

13:00 Stand – AI-WACOM LIVE ON STAGE: DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ON THE WACOM CINTIQ 24HD TOUCH, with Fabio D’Auria

14:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Barbara Vagnozzi (children’s books illustrator and author)

15:30 Stand – PROJECT ERNEST EGG the adventure hunter: a great adventure thanks to crowdfunding

From character creation to picture book designing to video-screen transposition.

With: Stefano Bosi Fioravanti and Francesco Polizzo

16:00 Digital Media Hall 32 – Seminar room: PubCoder Masterclass: Create your interactive picture books easily, organised by PubCoder in collaboration with AI and BCBF.

With Daniela Calisi (Evangelist)

16:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Marco Mercatali (Art Director at ELI – La Spiga Secondary School and Adult Textbooks Multimedia)

16:30 Stand – Florence School of Comics: presentation of Illustration Master ‘IMPRONTE DI VISIONI’

With Teresa Porcella (Scuola Internazionale di Comics – Firenze).

16:30 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Cinzia Battisel (illustrator, author specialised in children’s books and animation)

17:00 Illustrators’ Cafè

The Author’s job: “Authors and rights in Europe (and elsewhere)”

An overview on the state of the progressive decadence of the relationship between authors and the marker and proposals for a better and fairer environment for all parts.

With Lisa Frühbeis (IO-EIF), Sally Cutting (APIM-FADIP-EIF) and Paolo Rui (AI-EIF)

Thursday April 7

09:00 Stand – AI BOARD on DEMAND – AI’s Board members and staff are available for a discussion on the association and its activities

10:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Simone Frasca (children’s books illustrator and author, character and social campaigns designer)

10:30 Stand – Florence School of Comics: presentation of Illustration Master ‘IMPRONTE DI VISIONI’

With Teresa Porcella (Scuola Internazionale di Comics – Firenze).

11:00 Stand – X-Ray Portfolio review with Marco Mercatali (Art Director ELI – La Spiga Secondary School and Adult Textbooks Multimedia)


22nd March 2016
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