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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

  • Marika Maijala


    Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut as a children’s author, ‘Rosie’s Journey’ was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize, and selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. In 2020, Marika was nominated for the ALMA.

    See this post from Marika Maijala >
  • Ingrid Godon


    Ingrid Godon is a Flemish artist and book illustrator. Since the 1980s, she’s illustrated many books for adults and children, some of which have been translated into dozens of languages. Ingrid has won a large number of awards over the years, and has been nominated four times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).

    See this post from Ingrid Godon >
  • 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 >

Members of the dPICTUS community include...

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