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What our members are saying about dPICTUS

  • “dPICTUS is a beautiful and comfortable meeting point where we can share our brand new projects with interesting publishers. We join with the principle: bring another friend with you.”

    Isabel Minhós Martins

    Planeta Tangerina | Portugal

  • “I use dPICTUS to access online versions of picturebooks I’ve seen and discussed at book fairs. I also look at books in advance of the fairs by publishers I like. It’s a great product!”

    Julia Marshall

    Gecko Press | New Zealand

  • “It’s great to find such high quality titles on dPICTUS, and the publishing houses here are very interesting. I know many of them well and we often meet at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.”

    Svein Størksen

    Magikon Forlag | Norway

  • “We’re big fans of dPICTUS here at Orfeu Negro – especially the buying team. We simply love it and we’ve presented it to other publishers, who love it too. It’s a very useful platform.”

    Patrícia Guerreiro Nunes

    Orfeu Negro | Portugal

  • “dPICTUS is a lovely place, inhabited by nice people and full of wonderful selected books. It’s a very useful tool to stay up to date with new titles from interesting publishers.”

    Carla Ghisalberti

    Orecchio Acerbo | Italy

  • “On dPICTUS, I feel like I really belong to a community of like-minded publishers with a mutual understanding of what makes a beautiful, modern picturebook. A wonderful tool for business.”

    Alīse Nigale

    Liels un mazs | Latvia

  • “dPICTUS is a fantastic concept! My clients find it very useful to browse titles prior to our meeting at the book fairs and they are glad to get such a nicely presented overview of what’s new. The platform is easy to use and it looks fabulous.”

    Anja Mundt

    Mundt Agency | Germany

  • “I’m very excited about dPICTUS and I’m honoured to be a part of it. It helps us stay up to date with the most interesting new picturebooks from around the world; in fact, we’ve just published a stunning title which I discovered on the platform.”

    Erik Titusson

    Lilla Piratförlaget | Sweden

Latest posts on the Picturebook Makers blog

  • Axel Scheffler


    Axel Scheffler has illustrated some of the world’s most well-loved children’s books. ‘The Gruffalo’ is considered one of the most successful picturebooks of all time, having been translated into 86 languages/dialects and sold over 14 million copies. Axel was born in Hamburg, and has lived and worked in London since the 1980s.

    See this post from Axel Scheffler >
  • ATAK


    ATAK (Georg Barber) is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Berlin. He’s had many solo exhibitions and worked on a variety of books, comics and illustrations for publications such as TIME and The New York Times. ATAK is also Professor of Illustration at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle.

    See this post from ATAK >
  • Anete Melece


    Anete Melece studied Visual Communication at the Art Academy of Latvia and Animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Her animated short ‘The Kiosk’ has been shown in film festivals around the world and received many awards. Anete lives and works in Zürich as an animator and illustrator of comics and children’s books.

    See this post from Anete Melece >
  • Sara Lundberg


    Sara Lundberg worked as a painter before focusing on picturebooks. She’s now illustrated over thirty books with Swedish authors, and has written several of her own. Her 2017 picturebook ‘The Bird Within Me Flies Wherever it Wants’ received the prestigious August Prize and Snöbollen for the best Swedish children’s book of the year.

    See this post from Sara Lundberg >
  • Daniel Fehr


    Daniel Fehr is a picturebook author and board game designer. He studied photography at Zurich University of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and then he studied German literature and media at Princeton University. Daniel currently lives and works in Winterthur, Switzerland, the town where he grew up.

    See this post from Daniel Fehr >
  • Gerda Dendooven


    Gerda Dendooven is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. As well as writing and illustrating books for children, she also writes plays, novels and newspaper columns, does various live performances, and teaches graphic design and illustration at the Saint-Luc Institute in Ghent.

    See this post from Gerda Dendooven >

Members of the dPICTUS community include...

(There are currently around 500 publishing professionals from 50 countries on the dPICTUS platform)