Presentation of “Bruno. Il bambino che imparò a volare”, the book about Bruno Schulz

Sunday, January 8, 2012 · 12 comments

I had this great honour to work with Orecchio Acerbo Editore, who’s work and attitude I admire so much.
Coming out this week, “Bruno” is a story written with a lot of sensitivity by Nadia Terranova, about Bruno Schulz, the Polish Jewish writer and artist. Illustrating this book was a very special and strong experience to me, and I will try to arrange my thoughts and gain some perspective so I can write about it here soon in another post.
In the meantime, there is an opening of the exhibition of the original illustrations next week, January 15th, in Tricromia gallery in Rome. There will also be a presentation of the book at the opening(see details below).
Unfortunately I will not be able to be at the presentation but I will be in Rome on January 27th for book signing. Hope to see some of you there!

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Irit January 8, 2012 at 14:22

I wish I could go to Rome and get this book.


ofra January 8, 2012 at 15:08



Daniela Tieni January 22, 2012 at 16:45

Ofra, your work is wonderful. I hope to be able to come to the meeting on 26 European Library! :)


ofra January 23, 2012 at 09:03

Thank you Daniela! I hope to see you, I love your work. :)


Daniela Tieni January 27, 2012 at 11:59

My dear Ofra, I’m sorry for not being able to go yesterday :( I’m out of Rome in these days..but I hope that we will meet soon. Congratulations for the book! :)


ofra January 30, 2012 at 22:25

Don’t worry about it, thanks!


lolita June 8, 2012 at 16:04

I really like ur style


Beatrice September 16, 2013 at 13:04

Ofra, I love this book and your illustrations. I’m not an illustrator, I study Medicine, anyway I like drawing and painting (and I love illustrated children’s books too!). I would like to know something about the technique used in Bruno’s illustrations, because I would like to try to imitate it (even if I hardly expect to achieve such a great result!).
Thank you and congratulations again :-)
Beatrice DL (from Italy)


ofra September 28, 2013 at 10:52

Thank you Beatrice, for Bruno I used acrylic paint on board, and in some images I used also collage – very thin pieces of paper on which I printed small drawings of Schulz’s work.
There is a post in which I explain work process, you can see it here:
but in this demonstration I also use a wax layer, which is something I hardly ever use anymore. I hope this helps, good luck…


Beatrice October 5, 2013 at 13:53

Thank you Ofra! :-)


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