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Mar 15

What's on now New Book Portfolios for Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Next week Ed, KateHannah and Caroline are off to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. With a busy week of appointments ahead we have been redoing the book portfolios for them to take; filling them full of fresh and exciting new work from our illustrators‘. We have seven new folios, each with 100 pages. Each page is double sided so there are a total of 200 printed pages per folio. We are printing two sets of folios to take to the shows (like Bologna), this equals a total of 2800 printed pages! As well as this we are printing five sets for our biggest clients . . . phew! The book portfolios will also be available to download as PDF’s from the homepage of the Advocate website. Our artists‘ work is divided up into four categories; Picture book (three folios), Young fiction (two folios), Older and real styles and Boutique; with each one showcasing the best book illustration for each category (see below).

Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been running for 49 years and children’s book publishers and illustration agencies from all around the world meet there every year to showcase new artists, novelties, trends, proposals and cross-cultural creations. This is a fantastic platform to meet with industry professionals and to get our fantastic book illustrators’ seen. The fair runs from the 19th – 22nd March and Advocate art are located at Stand A/159 in Hall 25; we would love to see you if you are attending.

Below you can see Lauren designing the folios – once printed they will be bound with a hard cover, ready to be eagerly thumbed through by publishers and the like at Bologna!