PERSEPOLIS, MARJANE SATRAPI, 2000 – #illusthursday

Imagine being only a child when a revolution breaks out, destroys your country and subverts the life you’re used to. That’s what Marjane Satrapi narrates in her graphic autobiography, that takes place in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The little girl lives in Tehran with her parents (middle-class, left-wing intellectuals, politically active) and grandmother. […]

L’OISEAU BLANC, CHARLES DUTERTRE & ALEX COUSSEAU, 2017 – #illusthursday

Where dream and business meet. Today is the last day of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (Italy): a fiery for illustrators and publishers (and in general, an incredible variety of professionals linked to this environment: graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, printers, distributors…) to discover the world of illustration for children. You wouldn’t believe […]

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT, BEATRIX POTTER, 1902 – #illusthursday

The tale of Peter Rabbit is Beatrix Potter’s most popular and well-loved children book; it has been translated into 36 languages, and it is one of the best-selling books of all time (45 million copies sold!). The story is about a mischievous rabbit that disobeys his mother’s orders, risks his life running off in McGregor’s vegetable garden and faces […]

#WomensDay2018 | GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS, 2016 -#illusthursday

“Once upon a time, there was a girl that dreamed of… marrying a prince walk on Mars!” Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100  unconventional and extraordinary women, who changed the world with their perseverance, initiative and determination, fighting against the prejudices against women. From Cleopatra […]

#WomensDay2018 | SELF-PORTRAIT WITH THORN NECKLACE AND HUMMINGBIRD, FRIDA KAHLO, 1940

Frida Kahlo is “the first woman to turn her body into a manifesto, to exhibit her own femininity in a manner that was direct, explicit and occasionally violent, revolutionising women’s role in art forever”. Her body becomes the means to explore themes such as gender identity, a displayed femininity (a body that becomes both sacrificial […]