One of the highlights of my recent trip to Bologna was Beatrice Alemagna's exhibition at one of my favourite cafe galleries; Zoo. The opening was unbelievably crowded and hot, but very enjoyable and before I left Bologna I had a blissfully quiet and contemplative breakfast beneath these wonders.
Above: Some of the original images for Beatrice's book; 'The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty', which won the Mildred L. Batchelder Award in 2016.
Below: Around the exhibition were some fantastic sculptures of the beautiful characters from; 'The Five Misfits'.
Below: A selection of the sketches and studies for 'The Five Misfits'. I never grow tired of seeing the original artworks for books the energy of them, the corrections, the character and joy of an artist getting to know the population of their imaginations.