THU. 06/04 9:30am – 5Pm - Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse



THU. 06/04 9:30am – 5Pm - Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse
Transbook Masterclass
Paper and Digital Creation :
What Constraints, What Challenges?
An international masterclass organized by the Montreuil Children’s Book
Fair, in the frame of the European cooperation project Transbook and in
collaboration with the Fonderie de l’Image Campus
THU. 06/04 9:30am – 5PM
Campus Fonderie de l’Image
The digital form provides new contents, at the crossroad of well-established cultural industries (book, cinema,
TV, video game…), which are marked with unique features: interactivity, enhancement, hybridization of creation and disruption of linear reading. It opens a whole new scope of possibilities in terms of creative process,
graphic and narrative experiments. Additionnally, it questions the constraints which are currently imposed by
the devices, the distribution and diffusion platforms. What are the keys to take full advantage of the narrative
potential of the physical and digital forms? What are the limitations encountered by creators and publishers?
What role does the market play on contents?
Open to artists and book or transmedia professionals, this masterclass will delve into the issues engendered by
this mutating offer, in terms of creation and diffusion of contents, throughout a schedule of keynotes and case
This masterclass will be streamed on the website :
Transbook is a European cooperation project
co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
9:30 Welcome
9:45 am
Opening speech
By Sylvie Vassallo, Director of the Montreuil Children’s
Book Fair and François Albinet, Director of the Fonderie
de l’Image Campus
10 - 11:15 am
Digital innovation in children’s publishing as seen by
Étienne Mineur, Co-founder and Creative Director of the
Éditions Volumiques (France)
11:15 - 12:30 am
case study
Raining At Noon by Julie Stephen Chheng as seen by
the creator and the publisher, the Éditions Volumiques
12:30 lunch break
2 - 3:30 pm
A sharing of experience by Ajubel, Artistic Director,
Illustrator and Designer (Spain)
15:30 break
3:45 - 5 pm
case study
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space by Ben Newman
as seen by the creator and the publisher, James Wilson,
Lead Digital Creative of Nobrow (UK)
Fee: 25€
Information and registration
Shanaz Barday
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Transbook Masterclass
Campus Fonderie de l’Image
Étienne Mineur
Ben Newman
Former designer in the video game industry, Étienne Mineur
co-founded the Éditions Volumiques in 2009 and became the
Creative Director.
Ben Newman is an illustrator whose work is particularly recognizable, thanks to its dynamic shapes, its bright colours and
its cheerful characters. He has collaborated, among others,
with the Tate, the New York Times, Fantagraphics and Selfridges. He regularly works on children’s collection of Nobrow
and Flying Eye Books as an Art Director. His works are exhibited worldwide.
The Éditions Volumiques is a studio design developing new
forms of books, games and toys. The studio questions the
relationship that links the object, often made with paper, and
digital, to create new concepts by combining different media.
Last publication
Night of the Living Dead Pixels, 2009, reissued in 2013
Balloon PaperApp, 2012
Websites and social media (blog)
Last publication
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, written by Dr Dominic Walliman, illustrated by Ben Newman, Nobrow, 2014
Website and social media
James Wilson
Julie Stephen Chheng
Julie Chheng Stephen graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Paris. Screen printer and illustrator, she creates fun
interactive books that can be rotated, folded, handled. Her
work is inspired by the narrative potential of the evolution
of books and her research crosses concrete things and digital,
seeking to explore new ways of telling stories.
Last publication
Raining At Noon, Julie Stephen Chheng, produced by Agat
Films Ex Nihilo, published by the Éditions Volumiques,
Autumn 2015
Social media
Illustrator and designer from Cuba, Alberto Morales Ajubel created his design studio in Valencia (Spain). In 2009,
he received the Bologna Ragazzi Award for his adaptation
of Robinson Crusoe (Feather Carrot). His version of The Cat
That Walk by Himself was included in the selection of the top
5 published books with iBooks Author in 2012. Today, Ajubel
continues his work between real and digital with his team and
through conferences and workshops.
Last publication
The Sad Night Of Chano Pozo written by Leonardo Padura
Fuentes, illutrated by Ajubel, ebook, 2014
Lead Digital Creative, James Wilson is in charge of the new
digital catalog of Nobrow Ltd., launched at the last International Festival of Comics in Angoulême.
Nobrow is a publishing house specialized in illustration
and comics, which organizes the East London Comics and
Arts Festival (ELCAF). In 2013, Nobrow launched Flying Eye
Books, a collection for children, before experimenting digital
creation to young audiences. Its free application Nobrow Comics App contains seven titles today, including Hildafolk by
Luke Pearson and Obsolete by Mikkel Sommer.
Last publication
The Hilda series: Hilda And The Black Hound, Luke Pearson,
Nobrow, 2014
Websites and social media
Nobrow (Facebook)
Transbook Masterclass
Campus Fonderie de l’Image
Transbook is a european project
for digital transition of the youth edition sector
[email protected]

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