September 30, 2012
CONTACT: Holly Thompson
Sunday, September 30, Tokyo Women's Plaza, Tokyo
Workshop with Illustrator Philip Giordano
Time: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Place: Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Audiovisual Room A
5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(by the Children‘s Castle and United Nations University;
for a map see www.scbwi.jp/map.htm)
Fee: SCBWI members 1,000 yen; nonmembers 1,500 yen
RSVP: Reserve by September 29 by sending an e-mail to contact (at) scbwi.jp
This event will be in English. Japanese interpretation available with advance request.
What to bring: pencil, paper
Please join us for a Sunday afternoon talk and demonstration by illustrator Philip Giordano. Philip will show slide images of his work and books, discuss his influences and approaches, then he will demonstrate and discuss his own acrylic painting techniques. For a quick preview, see this video: http://flic.kr/p/8GXGZG. Participants will have a chance to sketch and discuss ideas, and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Philip Giordano was born in a small coastal town in Liguria, Italy, of a Philippine mother and Swiss father. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, studied illustration at the European Institute of Design and earned a Masters in Animation Techniques in Turin. In 2004, Philip was selected for the Bologna Book Fair Exhibition and began working for children’s book publishers. His first books were published by Hodder Children’s Books and Zoolibri. In 2006 and 2009, in the Figure-Future competition at the Montreuil, Paris Book Fair, Philip won the Prix des Adultes and Prix des Médiateurs. In 2009, he was selected for the Portuguese illustration biennale, Illustrarte, and in 2010 he was awarded the International Award For Illustration at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In 2012 his work was selected for the American catalogue Communication Arts Illustration Annual 53. His books have been translated in many parts of the world, including Japan, France, South Korea, South America, Thailand, United Kingdom, China, Spain and Slovenia. Recently based in Tokyo, Giordano combines his work in children’s books with magazine and book cover illustrations for both adults and children and short animation creations using traditional and stop-motion techniques. He has exhibited his works in galleries and museums around the world. Visit his website: http://www.philip-giordano-pilipo.com/