An illustrated survival guide for illustrators, a map to move around the sheer magnitude of the trade and a behind the scenes look at the profession, including covers, illustrated books, self-production, contracts and international meetings. Mimaster Illustrazione gathers the most common questions and professional doubts that have come around in ten years of training and seeks to provide an answer to the many "how do you do it?" queries in the creative, design and market management areas. How to make a cover, how to prepare a portfolio, how to contact an art director, how to use social media for self-promotion. With texts by Ivan Canu (director of Mimaster Illustrazione) and Giacomo Benelli (didactic coordinator of Mimaster Illustrazione) and with the advice of internationally renowned art directors, publishers and illustrators such as Matt Dorfman, Emiliano Ponzi, Riccardo Vecchio, Noma Bar, Katsumi Komagata and Beatrice Alemagna, The Illustrators Survival Guide is the first in a series of books dedicated to the publishing professions, in collaboration with the Fondazione Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori and with the contribution from the Fondazione Cariplo.
Mimaster Illustrazione is an international educational institution of excellence founded in 2009 in Milan. A place dedicated to the illustration profession in the global publishing market: from picture books to magazines & newspapers, new media, infographics and self-production. Mimaster was created by O.P.P.I., an accredited training centre of the Lombardy Region and M.I.U.R.