Official Selection – Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition

Jack and I are thrilled to announce that illustrations from Cozy Classics have been selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair which runs from March 25-28, 2013 in Bologna, Italy! We are among 77 illustrators (or teams of illustrators)—and only four from North America—selected from over 3,000 entries by an international jury of publishers, artists, and museum directors.

Now in its fiftieth year, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is “the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry,” and the Illustrators Exhibition is a premiere showcase of “the most innovative trends in children’s illustration at a world level.”

In addition to being exhibited in Bologna, our illustrations will appear in the Book Fair Annual and in several Japanese museums as part of a traveling show sponsored by the Japan Board on Books for Young People.

Jack and I will both be going to Italy in late March to join the festivities (and to indulge in some fine Italian cuisine!).

This is a huge honour for us, and we couldn’t be more delighted. If you’re in the children’s publishing business, and will be in Bologna, drop us a line and let us know you’ll be there. Perhaps we can even find time to meet up during the Fair! Ciao!

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