I was very happy to be invited as a newcomer illustration artist to the „3rd International Brandenburg Picture Book Festival“ in November 2015. Six young illustrators from Russia, Austria and Germany took part in the „Future Lab“ workshop, mentored by Berlin based illustrator Nele Brönner.
During the week, I produced a series of illustrations based on the 1929 poem „Das Eisenbahngleichnis“ by German author Erich Kästner. You can read the poem (in German) here.
Besides the workshop in Buckow, there were numerous other events, such as book readings, workshops for kids, a midissage (held in the Stadtpfarrkirche Müncheberg), Family Festival Day and Final Exhibition at Kleistforum, Frankfurt (Oder), and finally a Live Drawing Concert in Slubice, Poland. The festival featured international children’s books artist such as Regina Kehn (D), Stas Azarov (RUS), Ieva Babilaitė (LIT), Aljoscha Blau (D), Tomek Kozlowksi (PL), Studio Agrafka (UKR) and David Böhm (CZ).