So here we are! I am going to Bologna this year to attend the Children’s Book Fair for my first time!!!
I’m so excited and a bit afraid, it is the most important event concerning children book so I wonder if I will be overwhelmed by it. I read so much information around the internet (thanks to all the illustrators who shared their experience) but I think I will never be prepared enough!
So there is not so much to do than jump into it!
This week I prepared all my promotion material: business cards, post cards, little tiny zines with my works, poster for the Illustrator’s Wall and of course dummy books and my portfolio. I struggled about the portfolio’s format, in the beginning I thought to print my work in A3 format, but in the end I choose a more practical A4, that can easily fit in my backpack.
Still I have one dilemma: bring the original drawings or not? Yesterday I was framing and carefully packing them in a 60×40 cm folder, it is big! I imagined me going around the fair carrying this huge folder while all the experienced illustrator walk light with small cute portfolios or even just a tablet, and I saw it, that big arrow over my head saying “The Beginner”. Still I can not decide…
Here a picture of the small format material and a cute vintage sigarettes holder that I use to keep cards, isn’t it adorable?
I have exciting news for Berlin friends, Cicca will be debuting at Neonchocolate Festival at Berliner Postbahnhof on this weekend, 23rd-24th July from 1pm till 11pm.
I am so excited and a bit nervous, as this is the first time I will be attending an art festival with my illustration work.
I will display my new works of painting on vintage ceramics and some art prints, postcards and two handmade coloring zines!
I have still some work to do, as hand-binding for the zines and painting some pottery, but it is almost done 🙂
Please come this weekend and say hi!
Last Sunday was my first Sunday as seller at the flea market in Mauerpark and I loved it!
I went at 6 in the morning. It is very hard for me to wake up so early but it was worth it!
From my home in Lichtenberg I rode my bicycle, on the back one old suitcase that my boyfriend Yuki lent me (he used it also for selling his postcards and it’s perfect) and a small camping table.
The people were so nice, I really had a good time!
It was great for me also because it was the first time I showed my drawing to so many people and I was so excited to see the reactions! I look forward to going there again this Sunday.
Hoping I can get the same place close to the entrance e to those nice market mates!
Hello hello! I just print some of my illustrations in postcards format. Printed on watercolors paper for keeping the feeling of the original illustration, perfect for tiny decor, wall-art and greetings cards.
You were just thinking you need some small illustrations, isn’t it? 😉
Follow the link to my shop for buying!
Ciccaboom shop on Etsy.