Society of
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ILLUSTRATION SERIES: International Publishing Opportunities

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Date(s) - 21/03/2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square - London, N1C 4BH

iz and Ott's Big Draw for Tate Publishing 2014

Bridget Marzo

with art director Marianne Vilcoq and illustrator-author Bridget Marzo.

Have you ever thought of exploring wider markets for your artwork outside of the UK?

In this workshop Marianne Vilcoq, art director at Bayard Presse, France  who works with illustrators from all over the world,  and internationally published illustrator-author Bridget Marzo will share their experience of working across borders and show many samples of the wide variety of artwork in demand overseas.  The dynamic French and US magazine market has in particular proved to be a useful supplement so several well-known UK illustrator’s incomes.  They will provide some specific pointers to working with publishers outside of the UK, and discuss some of the business issues involved.

In the second part of the workshop they will provide you with an international perspective on up to 5 samples of work you are welcome to bring for feedback, and offer suggestions of where you might want to go next.





From early childhood,  Marianne Vilcoq has never stopped drawing alongside and around children.   After a degree in Illustration, she worked a little for Parisien publicity agences and a lot more for children’s magazines as a graphic designer and illustrator.   She then spent several years creating CD—Roms and  children’s internet sites for Bayard Presse. Over the past 10 years, she has been the art director for popular and lavishly illustrated French children’s magazines including PopiTralalire and Les Belles Histoires.  She loves working with many different styles and illustrators from all over the world. Alongside her day job she finds time to illustrate books and games for children.


Bridget Marzo has worked directly for French, American and Australian children’s publishers, illustrating novelty, picture books and graphic games under her longer name Bridget Strevens-Marzo. Clients include the Tate, Bayard France, Harper Collins US, Little Hare, Australia and Bloomsbury UK/US. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, London and at the Original Art Show in New York.   A co-organizer for some years of International SCBWI and the SCBWI Bologna conference, she taught illustration, and 2D design at Parsons Paris School of Design and colour theory at the American University of Paris.  Now back in London she is a contributing editor for the Association of Illustrators’ magazine Varoom.  She is off shortly to Beijing at the invitation of the China Bookworm Festival before her next book, Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw, is published out with the Tate UK and Abrams US in May 2015.

21 March 2015 at the House of Illustration, 13:00 – 17:00.

Member – £26

AOI Discount – £26

Non-member – £31.50

(You can sign up for all 5 Illustration Masterclasses in the Series at a discount by this date, book here!)