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2nd CJ PICTURE BOOK FESTIVAL


2009.11.23~2009.12.24








In August, 2008, the 1st CJ Picture Book Award Contest started accepting applications and it ended 1, March 2009 in great attentions and this year, from 23rd, November to 24th, December, the 2nd CJ Picture Book Festival is held in Korean foundation cultural center. A picture book, which reformed as a new cultural content by combining with various medias such as art and video, is now a public art which men and women of all ages can enjoy and communicate without language barrier. It got attentions as a cultural icon of the 21st century under the great efforts of artists. I really expect their endeavors for leading richer picture book culture.


In the 2nd CJ Picture Book Awards, each 5 works are selected without ranking in new published picture book(3years) part and unpublished picture book illustration part. Applications were accepted from 20th, March to 30th, September for all publishing companies and illustrators around the world and finally 653 picture books were applied in new published picture book part and 930 works in illustration part.

On 10th, October the primary jury, composed of Korean officials, selected 100 published picture books and 50 illustrations. All picture books and illustrations which passed the 1st screening will be included in the catalog of the CJ Picture Book Festival and they will be exhibited in Korean foundation cultural center.


5 authoritative international judges who are experienced and professional in picture book area judged the works which passed 1st screening for two days from 19th to 20th, November and selected the final 5 works in each part.






The 5 final prize - winning works in new published picture book area




1

AS DUAS ESTRADAS

writer Isabel Minhos Martis
Illustrator Bernardo Carvalho
publisher Planeta Tangerina
country Portugal

















2

EL LEON KANDINGA

writer Boniface Ofogo
Illustrator Elisa Arguile
publisher Kalandraka
country Spain








3

Mini Maxi

writer Didier Cornille
Illustrator Didier Cornille
publisher Helium
country France






















4

Robinson Crusoe

writer Ajubel
Illustrator Ajubel
publisher Media Vaca
country Spain








5

Time Flies

writer Susana Reisman
Illustrator Susana Reiaman
publisher Dar Onboz
country Lebanon











The 100 pictures book which passed the 1st screening


Title
Writer
Illustrator
Publisher
Nation
1
¿Que le pasa a Lucia? Javier Sobrino Pablo Amargo Tandem Edicions
Spain
2
A la Mer Germano Zullp Albertine La Joie de Lire
Switzerland
3
A Walk In New York Salvatore Rubbino Salvatore Rubbino Walker Books
United Kingdom
4
Albert Camembert Pierre Crooks Julie Mercier Balivernes Editions
France
5
Andar por Ai Isabel Minhos Martins Madalena Matoso Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
6
As Duas Estradas Isabel Minhos Martins Bernardo Carvalho Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
7
Au Lit! (Bedtime!) Louise-Marie Cumont Louise-Marie Cumont editions MeMo
France
8
Balthazar, De Eenzaamste Ezel Ooit Inge Misschaert Marieke Coenen De Eenhoorn
Belgium
9
Chester and Gil Carol Faulkner Ann James Omnibus Books
Australia
10
Clang Clang Traditional folk song Jong-do Kim Changbi Publishers
Korea
11
Coracao de Mae Isabel Minhos Martins Bernardo Carvalho Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
12
Crepapanza - Bulgebelly Giusi Quarenghi Eleanor Marston Topipittori
Italy
13
Cuaderno de Animalista Anton Fortes Maurizio A. C. Quarello OQO Editora
Spain
14
De Zesde Dag Tine Mortier Tom Schamp De Eenhoorn
Belgium
15
Der Gansegeneral Marjaleena Lembcke Heike Ellermann Hinstorff Verlag
Germany
16
Der Taucher(The Diver) Friedrich Schiller Dieter Wiesmuller Carlsen Verlag
Germany
17
Die Mondblume Einar Turkowski Einar Turkowski Atlantis-Verlag
Switzerland
18
Discurso del Oso (The Bear's Discourse) Julio Cortazar Emilio Urberuaga Libros del Zorro Rojo
Spain
19
Dracula Luis Scafati Luis Scafati Libros del Zorro Rojo
Spain
20
Een Miljoen Vlinders Edward van de Vendel Carll Cneut De Eenhoorn
Belgium
21
El Contador de Cuentos Saki Alba Marina Rivero Ediciones Ekare
Venezuela
22
El Leon Kandinga Boniface Ofogo Elisa Arguile Kalandraka
Spain
23
El Paseo de Buster Keaton (Buster Keaton's Stroll) Federico Garcia Lorca Manuel Flores Media Vaca
Spain
24
Emma. Dove Vanno i Fiori durante L'Inverno Spider (Daniele Melani) Spider (Daniele Melani) Orecchio Acerbo Editore
Italy
25
Flaschenpost Mathias Jeschke Katja Gehrmann Hinstorff Verlag
Germany
26
Flower Shadow, Shining Water Chae-Bong Chung Se-Hyun Kim Gilbut Children Publishing
Korea
27
Frigo Vide Gaeatn Doremus Gaeatn Doremus Seuil Jeunesse
France
28
Genealogie d'une Sorciere Benjamin Lacombe, Sebastien Perez Benjamin Lacombe Seuil Jeunesse
France
29
Giordano del Faro Janna Carioli Marina Marcolin Lapis Edizioni
Italy
30
Half Full or Half Empty Iwona Chmielewska Iwona Chmielewska Nonjang Publishing
Korea
31
Hansel und Gretel Bruder Grimm Susanne Janssen Hinstorff Verlag
Germany
32
Have You Seen a Heart? Chun-Hyo Kim Jeong-Taek Oh Sigongjunior
Korea
33
Ich Mit Dir, Du Mit Mir Lorenz Pauli Kathrin Scharer Atlantis-Verlag
Switzerland
34
In This World Fadi Adleh Fadi Adleh Dar Onboz
Lebanon
35
It's A Secret John Burningham John Burningham Walker Books
United Kingdom
36
Jean Fil a Fil (John Thread to Thread) Roger Mello Roger Mello editions MeMo
France
37
K Jordi Codina Montserrat Codina Sd-edicions
Spain
38
Klop Klop Klaar... Ben Je Daar? Riet Wille Noelle Smit Lannoo
Belgium
39
L’Herbier (Herbarium) Emilie Vast Emilie Vast editions MeMo
France
40
La Luna e lo Stagno Alberto Benevelli Cristina Pieropan Kite Edizioni
Italy
41
La Merienda del Senor Verde Javier Saez Castan Javier Saez Castan Ediciones Ekare
Venezuela
42
La Nave (The Ship) Antonio Koch Luca Caimmi Topipittori
Italy
43
La Petite Bete qui monte Delphine Chedru Delphine Chedru Helium
France
44
L'angelo delle Scarpe
(The Shoe Angel)
Giovanna Zoboli Joanna Concejo Topipittori
Italy
45
Le Livre des Terres Imaginees Guillaume Duprat Guillaume Duprat Seuil Jeunesse
France
46
Le Lutin des Arts Chiara Charrer Chiara Charrer La Joie de Lire
Switzerland
47
Les Chaises (The Chairs) Louise-Marie Cumont Louise-Marie Cumont editions MeMo
France
48
Les Espoires de Bouba Agnes de Lestrade Tom Schamp Editions Sarbacane
France
49
L'un d'entre eux Geraldine Alibeu Geraldine Alibeu La Joie de Lire
Switzerland
50
Mai Contare Sui Topi
(Never Count On The Mice)
Silvana D'Angelo Luigi Raffaelli Topipittori
Italy
51
Mannetje en Vrouwtje Krijgen een Kind Brigitte Minne Kaatje Vermeire De Eenhoorn
Belgium
52
Meneer Grijs Paul Verrept Riske Lemmens De Eenhoorn
Belgium
53
Meneer Papier en Zijn Meisje Elvis Peeters Gerda Dendooven De Eenhoorn
Belgium
54
Mille Giorni e Una Notte Fabian Negrin Fabian Negrin Orecchio Acerbo Editore
Italy
55
Mini Maxi: Le Livre des Contraires Didier Cornille Didier Cornille Helium
France
56
Mitsu: Un Jour Parfait
(Mitsu: A Perfect Day)
Melanie Rutten Melanie Rutten editions MeMo
France
57
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs Leigh Hobbs Allen & Unwin
Australia
58
My Myung-won Art Studio Suzy Lee Suzy Lee BIR Publishing
Korea
59
Nu Sara Sara Seuil Jeunesse
France
60
O Meu Vizinho e um Cao
(My Neighbour is a Dog)
Isabel Minhos Martins Madalena Matoso Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
61
O Mundo num Segundo (The World in a Second) Isabel Minhos Martins Bernardo Carvalho Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
62
One By One Ye-shil Kim Ji-yee Joung Yeowon Media
Korea
63
OUPS ! Jean-Luc Fromental Joelle Jolivet Helium
France
64
Popville Joy Sorman Anouck Boisrobert, Louis Rigaud Helium
France
65
Quando Eu Nasci (When I Was Born) Isabel Minhos Martins Madalena Matoso Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
66
Ramon Jesus Cisneros Jesus Cisneros Libros del Zorro Rojo
Spain
67
Resident in Brush Washer Bucket Shinichi Maruoka Shinichi Maruoka Skyfish Graphix
Japan
68
Robinson Crusoe Ajubel Ajubel Media Vaca
Spain
69
Schrager Vogel, Krummer Hund Jens Bonnke Jens Bonnke Hinstorff Verlag
Germany
70
Seis Barbas de Besugo y Otros Caprichos (Six Beards of Sea Bream & Other Whims) Ramon Gomez de la Serna Alfredo Media Vaca
Spain
71
Senza Nome(The Nameless Dog) Silvana D'Angelo Valerio Vidali Topipittori
Italy
72
Seven+7 Nadine R.L Touma Fadi Adleh Dar Onboz
Lebanon
73
Slapsefjell Bjørn Rune Lie Bjørn Rune Lie Magikon Forlag
Norway
74
Snow Boy Won-Hee Jo Won-Hee Jo Nurimbo
Korea
75
Solo un Segundo Silvio Freites Flavio Morais Kalandraka
Spain
76
Solotareff Imagier
(Solotareff Image Book)
Gregoire Solotareff Gregoire Solotareff editions MeMo
France
77
Telfeest! Jaak Dreesen Soetkine Aps De Eenhoorn
Belgium
78
The Little Red Fish Taeeun Yoo Taeeun Yoo Dial Books for Young Readers
USA
79
The Old Animals’ Forest Band Sirish Rao Durga Bai Tara Books
India
80
The Old Frog and the Strider Ohana Sakura Miyama Mariko Matsunari Kyouiku Gageki
Japan
81
The Red Balloon Soo-min Hwang Soo-min Hwang Sang Publishing
Korea
82
The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr Nicolas Debon Nicolas Debon Groundwood Books
Canada
83
Tiger Hunting of a Small Boy Young Man Park Jee Eun Lee Safari
Korea
84
Time Flies Susana Reisman Susana Reisman Dar Onboz
Lebanon
85
Trava-Linguas Dulce de Souza Goncalves Madalena Matoso Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
86
Trocar as Voltas ao Tempo Joao Pedro Messeder Gemeo Luis Edicoes Eterogemeas
Portugal
87
Um Dia na Praia
(A Day On the Beach)
Bernardo Carvalho Bernardo Carvalho Planeta Tangerina
Portugal
88
Um Mitternacht Eduard Morike Hannes Binder Bajazoo Verlag
Switzerland
89
Un An, l’Ete (One Year, Summer) Charlotte Frereau Charlotte Frereau editions MeMo
France
90
Un Cuento de Ciguenas Antonio Ventura Leticia Ruifernandez Tandem edicions
Spain
91
Un Foglio Piu un Foglio
(One Sheet Plus One Sheet)
Anna Cairanti Giuseppe Mazza Topipittori
Italy
92
Un Secreto del Bosque Javier Sobrino Elena Odriozola OQO Editora
Spain
93
Under Ground Shimako Okamura Shimako Okamura La Joie de Lire
Switzerland
94
Urashima Taro: Una Storia Giapponese Davide Longaretti and Mayuko Tazumi Davide Longaretti and Mayuko Tazumi Orecchio Acerbo Editore
Italy
95
Verruckte Welt Atak Atak Jacoby & Stuart
Germany
96
Via Curiel 8 Mara Cerri Mara Cerri Orecchio Acerbo Editore
Italy
97
Who? Gyong-Sook Goh Gyong-Sook Goh Jaimimage Publishing Co
Korea
98
Y tu, ¿que has hecho? Eusebio Delfin Imapla Ediciones Ekare
Venezuela
99
Zeckengefluster
(The Ticks’ Whisper)
Ann Cathrin Raab Ann Cathrin Raab Hinstorff Verlag
Germany
100
Ziba Came on a Boat Liz Lofthouse Robert Ingpen Penguin
Australia



The list of participating countries in new published picture book area (39 countries and 635 books)



번호
국가
1
Argentina
14
2
Australia
52
3
Austria
8
4
Belgium
26
5
Brazil
2
6
Canada
12
7
Chile
1
8
Croatia
8
9
China
22
10
Finland
3
11
France
33
12
Germany
38
13
Ghana
1
14
India
2
15
Iran
21
16
Israel
1
17
Italy
41
18
Japan
8
19
Korea
91
20
Lebanon
5
21
Malaysia
4
22
Mexico
2
23
Netherlands
1
24
Norway
4
25
Pakistan
4
26
Poland
1
27
Portugal
51
28
Russia
12
29
Serbia
1
30
Singapore
1
31
Spain
77
32
Sweden
1
33
Switzerland
13
34
Taiwan
39
35
Turkey
1
36
United Arab Emirates
6
37
United Kingdom
6
38
United States of America
18
39
Venezuela
4
.
total
635
Introduction to the famous publishing companies.

1. Penguin Group

In 1935, England, this publishing company newly explored a paperback market which was cheap but valuable enough to keep. At that time, Allen Lane established the company to publish cheap and good books. He chose 'Penguin' as a symbol of his company accepting his secretary's idea and the history of Penguin Group started. The company sold 3 million books in the 1st year and after that it made a children's book imprint named Puffin Books and published science series.

In 1946, they opened new branch in Australia and that year, they launched the most famous Penguin classic series which became best seller of the company. After Allen Lane's death, Pearson Longman corporation have been owning Penguin publishing company. In addition, in 1996 as Putman Berkley, which was established in 1838 and has been publishing for 160 years, merged with it, Penguin group reshuffled the group and became a corporate giant. Now, Penguin publishing company has branches in United states, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, China and so on and more than 100 countries have business relation with it.

2. Walker Books Ltd

In 1978, Sebastian Walker and his colleague, Wendy Boase started up Walker Books.
In 1980, they published 18 books for the first and now they publish more than 300 books in a year. At present, Walker Books is a representative independent children's book company in England. In 1992, they set up a subsidiary company named 'Candlewick Press' in United states and 'Walker Books australia' in Australia the next year. The unique sales strategy of Walker Books has been started in 1980's when Mr. Walker started publishing the most prominent authors' books by cooperating with Sainsbury's mart. This partnership was a driving force that they could supply excellent books to parents and children in large area. In 1985, Helen Oxenbury invented a bear as a logo and after that the logo was printed every book of Walker Books. Walker Books has been holding 'Branford Boase Award' every year for the good children's books created by new authors and editors to pay a tribute to Sebastian Walker, the establisher, Wendy Boase, the editor and Henrietta Branford, the author since they passed away. In 2000, Walker Books held 20th anniversary of the founding. 'Alex Rider series' which is about a teenager spy created by Anthony Horwitz, were published and sold more than 4 million in England and Ireland and 10 million books were sold all of the world. Walker Books still publishes classic and new bestseller of the most outstanding authors. Michael Morpurgo and Michael rosen, the laureate authors and John Burningham, Jimmy Liao and Polly Dunbar, the most famous illustrators, work for Walker Books. In addition, in 2007, the company established Walker Productions and tries to diversify the use of contents by inputting new authors and new format(such as picture book including animation DVD) to the classical contents.


3. Media Vaca


Media Vaca is a small publishing company established by Vicente Ferrer and Begona Lobo in Valensia, Spain in 1998. Media Vaca is small but it is famous for its award-winning background. Recently, "Robinson Crusoe", which was a winner of Bologna Ragazzi Fiction(2009), got a big attention. These two people are devoted to the beautiful books. The design and production of all books in Media Vaca are simple but very excellent. However, the most significant feature of this company is that all the children and adults can encounter social issues and they have a chance to think about them through the maximum impression and strong form that a book can give. Actually, one of the slogans of this company is that 'not just for children'.





The 5 final prize-winning works in illustration area




1

Deer Hunter


Illustrator Narges Mohammadi
country Iran










2

Lie-Monster


Illustrator Sung-Hee Kim
country Korea










3

Muscle Uncle & Fat Aunt


Illustrator Won-Hee Jo
country Korea










4

Pauls Reise


Illustrator Matze Doebele
country Germany










5

Waiting for Dad


Illustrator Mayumi Otero
country France










The 50 illustrations which passed the 1st screening


Title
Writer
Nation
1
¿Que le pasa a Lucia? Jack Babiloni Spain
2
Bighearted Elsie Gudrun Makelberge Belgium
3
Coney Island Romy Bluemel Germany
4
Deer Hunter Narges Mohammadi Iran
5
Diary of a Madman Ulyana Podkorytova Russia
6
E lei si mangio il vento (And She Ate The Wind) Martina Vanda Italy
7
Emotions: The Big Top Anna Fontanals Esparbe Spain
8
Fear of Happiness Emma Vakarelova Bulgaria
9
Flea Dreams Natalie Pudalov Israel
10
Grandma Nosehair Manami Yamada Japan
11
Gyuree's Gallery Chul-meen Park Korea
12
Here Comes Kkoktu! Mi-hwa Chun Korea
13
In the Fields of Secret Mist Lina Eitmantyte-Valuziene Lithuania
14
Insomnio Karen Rivero Torres Cuba
15
Kashtanka Tatiana Kormer Russia
16
La Ratita Presumida (The Conceited Little Mouse) Javier Zabala Spain
17
Lie-Monster Sung-hee Kim Korea
18
Life Is Megumi Watanabe Japan
19
Mi Abuelo Carmelo Dani Torrent Spain
20
Mi Baltimore Miguel Porlan Spain
21
Muscle Uncle & Fat Aunt Won-hee Jo Korea
22
My Country Cat Ajubel Spain
23
Myths and Legends of Ancient Creatures Federico Della Putta Italy
24
Myths: Stories of Fantastic Animals Lisa Nanni Italy
25
Names in a Book in Random Order Andrea Dezso USA
26
Neighbours' Meeting (or: Twilight Zone) Maria Paula Dufour Argentina
27
Nihon Gabriele Maldini Italy
28
One Day in New York Ilaria Faccioli Italy
29
Pauls Reise Matze Doebele Germany
30
Pentti, Dog of Poems Sanna Pelliccioni Finland
31
Rabbit Marcus the Great Kestutis Kasparavicius Lithuania
32
Romeo and the Black Daisies Eugenia Alcazar Spain
33
Ruslan and Ludmila Yana Sedova Russia
34
Sea Waves Washed a Bottle Ashore Rashin Kheirieh Iran
35
Silent Journal Hyo-jin Jun Korea
36
So Much Fuss Alireza Goldouzian Iran
37
Taeyang-yi Hyo-jeen Chee Korea
38
The Ark of Noet Hassan Amekan Iran
39
The Bears’ Travel Margheritta Micheli Italy
40
The Singing Gorilla Masami Mizuno Japan
41
The Superhero's Handbook Romina Quiros Argentina
42
The Tiny Room Ji-sun Lee Korea
43
The White Bear Mi-jung Lee Korea
44
The Wind Blows On Me Mi-youn Ryu Korea
45
The Wonderful Story of the Snowman Cristina Pieropan Italy
46
Trucolo, the Little Tindrop Man 1890-1963 Mariacarla Taroni Italy
47
Waiting for Dad Mayumi Otero France
48
Whale Soup Kyoung-yi Lee Korea
49
With or Without Wings Morteza Zahedi Iran
50
Without Shadow Parisa Mahmoudi Iran



The list of participating countries in illustration area (42 countries and 930 works)



Nation
number
1
Argentina
15
2
Australia
1
3
Austria
2
4
Belgium
3
5
Brazil
4
6
Bulgaria
8
7
Canada
3
8
Chile
2
9
China
1
10
Colombia
4
11
Croatia
1
12
Cuba
2
13
Finland
5
14
France
13
15
Germany
10
16
Greece
4
17
Hungary
8
18
Indonesia
2
19
Iran
169
20
Israel
1
21
Italy
82
22
Japan
76
23
Korea
379
24
Lithuania
5
25
Mexico
2
26
Netherlands
4
27
New Zealand
1
28
Peru
2
29
Philippines
2
30
Poland
9
31
Portugal
6
32
Russia
34
33
Singapore
4
34
Spain
37
35
Sweden
1
36
Switzerland
1
37
Taiwan
4
38
Thailand
1
39
Ukraine
1
40
United Kingdom
6
41
United States of America
13
39
Venezuela
2
.
total
930
The interesting points.

the oldest : born in 1950

1. Argentina: Roberto Gatti, Eleonora Arroyo
2. Germany: Arera Guenna
3. Greece: Vasso Psaraki
4. Japan: Komatsu Osamu
5. Iran: Maryam Aligholipour


the youngest: born in 1994

1. Korea: Chung, Jee-hyun


the largest exhibitor : Ada Ortega Murga(Spain) 7 works


The 2nd CJ picture book forum(14-11-2009)



The international judges, visited for the second screening, are the world-recognized editors and authors. It is not easy to meet them even in international book fair but this time, they got together for the CJ picture book festival to judge works and to meet Korean publishers, authors and officials on the forum. The picture book forum will be held in CJ human resources center on 24th, November and it will be a good chance listening about ther experiences and studies vividly and further more, it can be a chance to develop internal and external picture book officials' ability and to build up the international network.

A relay forum was scheduled by Dinah Stevenson (United States), an eminent editor who visited for the final judge of works, Kozue Shibata (Japan), Pietro Corraini(Italy) and Jo, Sun-kyung (Korea), a picture book author and a representative of SI picture book school.

And the other external experts, Michael Neugebauer(Austria), a representative of Minedition, Giovanna Ballin(Italy), a chief of Corraini Edizioni and so on, also visited the CJ picture book festival.


Introduction of the 2nd CJ jury and forum



1. Dinah Stevenson(United States), a vice-president and a publisher of Clarion Books

He worked as a copywriter in 'J. B. Lippincott Books for Young Readers' and moved on Harper & Row, Knopf Books for Young Readers, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books and finally joined Clarion Books as an editor. Now, he is the vice-president and the publisher of Clarion Books. While he was an editor, he published several books such as "A mud giant, Goldem“, ”Three little pigs“, “Time box” and "Clouds airport“ which were prized the Caldecott Medal. He also published another 2 books which got Newbery award, the most famous prize in fiction field. In addition to these books, there are more books editing by him which got Sibert Medal, Orbis Pictus Award, The Golden Kite Award and etc. He lectured several times on the seminar of authors in America and taught editing through the educational program.

Contents of picture book forum: an invisible magic of a picture book

Picture book authors have various talents which the other artists have. For example, they have an ability to select data, echniques treating them skillfully, a well-established drawing and composition knowledge and expressive eyes to convey emotions. Further more, picture book authors need a technique to convey the story visually and this means that the technique should include a consistent character, an ability for various compositions, a creative connection with the text and pace control even setting the place to change pages. In this forum, these difficult and complicated tasks of picture book authors will be shedded light by explaining how the established writers solved these problems with examples of picture books in America.



2. Jo, Sun-Kyung, a picture book author and a professor of SI picture book school

He majored in visual design in Hongik University and got master's degree for the illustrations at the same school. Then he studied illustration as a journalism essay and fine arts in School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New work. After graduation, he worked as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers in New york. In 1994, his first picture book, titled "Grandma, Mago' was published and got a prize in 1995. In 2002 he studied doll production in England and published a doll picture book ‘Gianni Schicchi'. 'An underground garden'(2003) was published in France, Spain, Italy and Taiwan and 'A blue bird'(2006) was published. He lectured illustrations for the picture book and drawings in Hongik University from 1999 to 2006. He established SI picture book school in 2003, Si picture book institute in 2006 and the next year, he started up a publishing company 'The yellow stone'.

Contents of picture book forum: a role of picture book in image era

A picture book has been recognized as a part of Juvenile literature so far, thus it took a role teaching letter and conveying the text to children. However, these artistic cultural times, a picture book needs to take a different role. If we consider the importance of the images in picture book, we need to redefine the concept of picture book and diversify its role for the infinitive artistic approaching and experimentations. Especially, these days, an image art is recognized as an important way of production, consumption and lifestyle so, picture book is a need of times for all of the people.



3. Pietro Corraini, an art director of Corraini Edizioni and a publisher of sedicesimo>

He got master's degree in Industrial design with a studying about communication noise and lives in milan. He works for book design and communication field and publishes . Besides, he is an art director of Corraini Edizioni and an assistant professor in CFP Bauer and lectures visual communication. He leads workshops at schools and museums in the world from United states to Japan and wrote a book titled . Recently, he designed a system memorizing people easily and he works very pleasantly with a graphic project.


Contents of picture book forum : a course of Corraini Edizioni, a cooperation with Bruno Munari

Corraini Edizioni is perfect for the book and project which should be published in a special way under the sprit of artisanship. Among them, works which were done by Bruno Munari, an italian artist and a designer, are representative. The company co-operated with him creatively for a long time. Especially, he was interested in children's books thus Corraini Edizioni was specialized for the graphic and design part. In this forum, a story about a course of Corraini Edizioni and a cooperation with Bruno Munari will be told.



4. Kozue Shibata(Japan), an freelancer picture book editor and an imagineer

He majored in Japanese culturology in Musasi University. After graduation, he worked as an editor of MOE, a monthly magazine which dealt picture books, illustrations and characters. Then, he edited several books such as 《A walk one walked down on the street》(Prized Bologna Ragazzi Award, 2001), 《Masha and a white bird》 (1st prize of Japanese picture book award, 2006), 《A small moving》, 《Dream, dream and a picture book》. In addition, he interviewed authors and then edited《Brambly Hedge》 (1997), 《picture book authors in Japan 3, 4》, and 《picture book authors in overseas》 (2005 ~ 2007)

Contents of picture book forum: A current flow of Japanese picture book world

The topic is about Japanese picture book based on his experiences of various aspects of work related to the picture book such as a current editing and planning of picture book and writing on information paper and a literary review. And what kind of picture book is published in Japan nowadays and how the percentage are between translated picture books of overseas authors and Japanese picture books, will be introduced. Then, he will mention about recent changes and the problem of Japanese picture book through long seller picture books and those in the news.




The invited artist in the 2nd CJ Picture Book Festival
Kveta Pacovska


Kveta Pacovska was born in Prague, a beautiful city of the Czech republic, in 1928. She majored in Applied Art in Academy of Applied Arts, Prague and mainly worked in graphic art, arts, conceptual art and artist book fields. She became 81 years old this year but her picture books still captivate children's minds of all over the world with fantastic color combining, geometrical composition and unique stereoscopic beauty.

She was more famous as a graphic designer and joined more than 50 times in exhibition since 1961 and she started drawing picture books for her children. She developed and showed very unique stereoscopic works.

Especially, her works that surpassed the limitation of paper book and ascertained the possibility of picture book as a 3-dimensional artistic objet, achieved recognition thus she got prized Deutsche ugendliteraturpreis in 1991, The Hans Christian Andersen Awards in 1992 and Johann Gutenberg award, the most honorable prize for the book designers, in 1997.

As mother, she worked with a great zeal to show her children her works and for last 40 years, she wrote approximately 50 picture books. She won Grand Prix, Mobius international des Multimedias Competition for CD-ROM Alphabet, Paris, France
organized by Unesco and in 2000, she got a new media award in Bologna, Italy. However, behind these honorable prizes, there were her love and responsibility helping her children's future. In addition, her memories and respect about grandmother who made her be interested in picture books, is another driving force that she could create her own picture book world. Maybe without these, we couldn't see her works.

"In a great music, there is an original rhythm. That music is in a nice harmony that any other music cannot copy. The music with a beautiful and harmonious melody, is pleasant for even children and old people and so do the pictures. "I don't want to
draw a picture book repeating the same patterns." she expressed her philosophy of picture books and said that whenever she started new work, she tried to make a big idea as if she took an examination. Her philosophy, that the most important thing for the picture book is a love for the children and the works without thinking and feeling in a view of child are not moving any more, they are just dead picture books, implies many things for us in this age flooded with lots of picture books. On the other hands, as a graphic designer, she lectured in the Academy in Berlin from 1992 to 1993 and in 1999, she received an honorary doctor's degree of design from Kingston University, England.



The works of Kveta Pacovska





The work, which made her become world-famous, is an experimental book design she has been doing since 1950's. Her book design is beyond the limit of a fixed form of book and print production. It suggests a new possibility of book as an objet which is three-dimensional and stimulates the senses. Her works remind us children's pure pictures with vivid colors, simple and geometrical shapes and large description. She induces instinct for play by using interesting materials such as Aluminum and tracing paper. Especially, her picture books are based on these artistic book design process . The new attempts are noticeable. For example, a book with uneven surface develops children's finger sensation, pop-up books and a book with holes make children feel the shapes sensibly. These experimental books give children lots of possibilities to develop their imaginations and creations.

With her great passion for picture book and her childhood experience influenced by grandmother who really liked picture books, she started making it for her children and as she drew more and more, she wanted to break down a boundary between pictures and art through picture book and she thought that was what she had to do for whole of her life.

Kveta Pacovska, the author who understands children the most, said that the most important thing was a love for the children and the works without thinking and feeling in a view of child were dead books. Thus, she always tries to recall her childhood and revives the feeling of playing at that time.

expression - Reproducing of childhood's playing feeling. When you open her book, pictures, which seemed to be drawn by children, will catch your eyes. Drastic and primitive colors which excludes artificial feeling completely and use of the lines and styles which are perfectly same with the one of children, are the most significant characteristic of her works. In addition, an eccentric collage, a mirror reflecting oneself, over lapping of various piece of paper. new characters and 3-dimensional pop-up are the items using often and repeatedly. Particularly, geometrical shapes including alphabets and numbers, are essential for her creative language of work..

materials - Freedom and regulations co-exist in her selection. Every materials are so attractive that she wants to use all of them but she can't. Therefore, she selects proper materials depending on the work and then sets the regular rules for the use of materials and tries to keep the rules. Selection of materials and drawing pictures should not be hypocrisy and we should express our emotions and thoughts as they are.

colors - She pursues maximized beauty. Red, green, white and black have the strongest contrast and this means the greatest beauty for her. When she put the colors, she considers the relation among colors, ratio, rhythm, size and amount then she also regards that how people use colors generally. She sometimes compares the use of colors with music because each sound is beautiful but when they get together, they create a new level of sense in the harmony, inharmony and coexistence. Therefore, her works are evaluated that those are similar to music.


Exhibitions of Kveta Pacovska

2009 Galery Hollar, Game and Talks, Prague
2008 Maximum Kontrast - MAK Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
2007 Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris
2004 CRDP de l’academie de Creteil, Paris, France
2003 Chihiro New Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Taipei, International Book Exhibition, Taiwan



Awards of Kveta Pacovska

2008 Golden Ribbon Award, Czech section of IBBY
2008 Le Prix du plus beau livre Francois 2008 for a book《A l’infini》, Paris, France))
2006~7 The Golden Illustrator, APIC, Barcelona, Catalunya
2001 The Sankei Children’s Books Culture Award, Paper City, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Grand Prix, Mobius international des Multimedias Competition for CD-ROM Alphabet, Paris, France
1998 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award
1997 Johanes Gutenberg Prize, Leipzig, Germany
1993 Graphic Prize Fiera di Bologna for Children
1992 The Hans Christian Andersen Awards
1991 The Most Beautiful Books, Vienna, Austria
1965 BIB Grand Prix




The picture books of Kveta Pacovska



color playing (Grun, Rot, Alle, Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maire , 1992)

This book, which is full of vivid and various colors, is a story about a somber snail which wants to have colors and a frog which shows several colors to the snail in fantastic way with color magic. The color magic of the frog is consisted of three color board thus readers can combine the colors personally. In addition, this book has holes here and there in each pages and it is partly available to open the paper. This composition is more than simple playing and it suggest readers to communicate with the book and help them to discover hot and cold colors and to find the feeling of colors which have richness, humane emotions.










Flying (Tour a Tour, Editions Nord-Sud, 1995)

After listening to the secret conversations of two tower, animals can fly with balloons and some animals can fly without balloons. Finally, everyone knows the secret.








Cinderella (Cendrillon, Charles Perrault , Minedtion, 2009)

This is a new reading of Charles Perrault's Cinderella by Kveta Pacovska's unique eye. A red color stands out and reader can meet new Cinderella with original production methods such as collage, silver foil print, new coating skill and etc.









The Little Match (Das Madchen Mit Den Schwefelholzchen, Hans Christian Andersen, Minedtion, 2005)

This is a new reading of Andersen's work which reflects Kveta Pacovska's progressive and experimental style very well. The scene expressed by scratches looks like a scribbling of children and she expressed a pitiful sight of the little match with silver foil print and atypical shapes. The readers, who are familiar with Andersen's classical pictures, will be surprised with her brilliant and original expression.











Little Red Riding Hood (Rotkappchen, Bruder Grimm, Minedtion, 2007)

The original work of this book is written by Grimms and Kveta Pacovska expressed the wolf more interesting in this book. Above all, the expression for the changes of places and time is very unique. Collage is mainly used and special print techniques such as star colored print and silver foil print were used here and these make this book as an aesthetically valuable work of art itself.











The picture books published in Korea


color playing (betterbook, 2000 / Grun, Rot, Alle, Ravensburger Buchverlag, 1992)
number playing (betterbook, 2000 / Eins, funf, viele, Ravensburger Buchverlag, 1990)
shape playing (betterbook, 2000 / Rund und eckig, Ravensburger Buchverlag, 1994)
day playing (betterbook, 2000 / Rotrothorn, Ravensburger Buchverlag, 1999)
A flower is bloomed (betterbook, 2005 / ES WAR EINMAL EINE BLUME, Editions
Nord-sud, 1998)
The little match (betterbook, 2006 / Das Madchen Mit Den Schwefelholzchen, Hans
Christian Andersen, Minedtion, 2005)





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A press interview of Kveta Pacovska (18, Nov. 2009)



To celebrate the 2nd CJ picture book festival, Kveta Pacovska, a picture book author from the Czech republic, visited Korea. I really wanted to meet her not only she is really famous but also she still works very actively even though she is old, Now, she is 81 years old thus maybe it makes no difference to call her the greatest master who exists now.

After the press interview which continued quite long, when a young reporter said that she looked like a girl then she smiled shyly. Was it rude if I said that deep wrinkles on her face and hands looked very gorgeous and her voice, gesture and eyes were really lovely?

The meeting with Michael Neugebauer, the representative of Minedition ( www.minedition.com) was a decisive role which made the famous graphic designer Kveta Pacovska to a world-famous picture book author. Since their first meeting in 1985, they has been interacting continuously. Her works are still regarded difficult experimental picture books in Korea however in 1985 when her book was published in Europe at the first, the response was the same. However, she published the book daringly and it took 20 years being accepted in Europe thus on the contrary we can say that her popularity is spreading out faster in Korea.

She usually like to take a walk. When she walks, she can think deeply and get good ideas and inspirations. She wanted to make children feel the secret pleasure of picture books and feel a desire to keep a picture book which they read in their childhood as an art piece and I think her dream has already come true as her 20 year old first picture book became a classic now. Her picture books were published by Betterbook in Korea but the production process was too dedicated and expensive thus those were produced in Germany and now 'color playing' left only 30 and it is impossible to produce more. Can we meet her sold-out picture books again someday?

She is also famous for a poster work. It is sometimes sold in 100 Euro depending on its value. I felt grateful to her for her posters with autograph. I felt a strong force as if it said that a real poster was like this. I hope readers will visit the exhibition center and feel her posters which were maximized by print media.








A black autograph on the black background, it is really cool. Kveta Pacovska, signing on poster..



a picture above is a cover page of the CJ picture book festival pamphlet. If spread it
down, it will be overlapped with tracing paper.



Kveta Pacovska's portraits sketches.







News about Kveta Pacovska


* “그림책은 상상력 기르는 예술작품” 중앙일보 종합언론사 | 2009.11.19 (목) 오전 1:42
* 시각적 이야기로 상상력 키워주세요” 세계일보 생활/문화 | 2009.11.18 (수) 오후 8:45
* “오감으로 보는 그림, 아이 상상력 키워” 한겨레 생활/문화 | 2009.11.18 (수) 오후 7:45
* "그림책도 하나의 예술이에요" 체코 작가 파초브스카 매일경제 생활/문화 | 2009.11.18 (수) 오후 5:03
* 온가족이 떠나는 세계 그림책 여행 연합뉴스 사회 | 2009.11.18 (수) 오후 4:48




Kveta Pacovska's posters