(c) Internationale Jugendbibliothek
Apr 2410.30

Panel discussion

"The White Ravens" Panel

Bologna Children's Book Fair / Authors Café

Black White Grey. Picture books without colours

This year's "The White Ravens" panel is dedicated to picture books that make do without colours. These have become increasingly popular on the international book market in recent years. By using lines, surfaces, shapes and contrasts, illustrators create expressive images that have a unique aesthetic and achieve a fascinating effect. In 2023, the International Youth Library presented the wide range of black, white and grey picture books in an inhouse exhibition that is now offered as a travelling exhibition.

The panel discussion in Bologna will focus on the manifold possibilities, the special appeal and the challenges of creating "uncoloured" picture books.

Renáta Fučíková, illustrator and teacher, Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Mark Janssen, illustrator, Netherlands
Jochen Weber, International Youth Library, Germany

An event organised in cooperation with the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

You will find our stand in hall 29 C44.