The Illustrators’ Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the most important international events in the world of illustration. For more than 50 years, the Exhibition has featured works by the greatest names in children’s publishing over the past half century. The Illustrators Annual 2018 unites projects by the 76 artists selected from the 16,000 boards created by 3,200 illustrators from around the globe.
With a cover illustration drawn by Ludwig Volbeda, winner of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award, in addition to the selected works the volume also features contributions by the five jury members: illustrators Anastasia Arkhipova, Peggy Espinosa and William Grill, publisher Allyn Johnston and professor and illustrator Bernd Mölck-Tassel. The edition is completed by an interview with David Grossman.