The Bolo Klub aims to support an emerging generation of picturebook illustrators in Switzerland. The club provides a forum for young illustrators to develop high-quality illustrated books and connect with publishers, agencies, and institutions. The Bolo Klub places great importance on fostering dialogue among its illustrators and encouraging mutual, constructive criticism.
The club was founded in January 2018 in Lucerne by the illustrators from „It’s Raining Elephants“ and initially funded by the School of Art & Design. Two additional Bolo Klubs were launched later that year: one each in the French-speaking and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland. Because it is now registered as an association, the Bolo Klub can focus on the sustainable, longterm development and support of fresh talent, well beyond the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair.