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Our most recent covers for adults and children's books

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We are honored to have been named the Winners of the ANDERSEN PRIZE BEST ILLUSTRATORS 2015, 34th EDITION.
Andersen is the monthly Italian information on children’s books. The magazine, founded in 1982, promotes every year the Andersen Prize, awarded to the best editorial works. The 34th edition of the awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at Genoa's Luzzati Museum. We are very excited to receive this important recognition. We want to thank the distinguished members of the jury, the Director and the Editorial Staff of the Andersen Magazine.



Our two artworks we submitted to the American Illustration 34 Call For Entries have been CHOSEN to appear online as part of The AI-AP ARCHIVE, the juried website collection at Only 215 images (from 9,175 submitted) will appear permanently on The ARCHIVE – AI-AP’s exclusive online, juried collection where over time illustrators can build an online portfolio of their AI winning images


TOR.COM: Ballroom Blitz

Our new artwork "Punk-Rock" on for the contemporary fairy tale “Ballroom Blitz” by Veronica Schanoes. It's about a young man, who with his eleven brothers, have been cursed to remain in a rock club for their bad behavior. Their only shot at freedom might be the twelve sisters who one day enter the club.


SPECTRUM 22: One of the year's best.

Our artworks have been selected for inclusion into Spectrum 22! Art: Father Christmas, Tor Books - art: Ghost, The Folio Society. This year’s Spectrum jury, comprising of Justin Gerard, Virginie Ropars, Greg Ruth, Annie Stegg Gerard and Dice Tsutsumi. The book will be published by Flesk Publications in November 2015 and will have distribution throughout the book trade. MANY THANKS to the members of the jury!


BEST OF SHOW - SILA Illustration West 53

WINNER ART: AMONG THE THORNS. This artwork accompanies the dark fantasy novella “Among the Thorns,” by Veronica Schanoes, published on JOSEPH MORGAN HENNINGER AWARD is presented to the best of all the Gold Award winners and is named for The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles SILA’s first President during our founding year in 1953.


SI ILLUSTRATORS 57 GALA: February 6 - our 9 winning arts in show

Here some photos of the Opening Reception for the Book and Editorial Categories: February 6, 2015.


CF MAGAZINE New York: Balbusso Q&A

We are featured artists on the website of the CF Art & Design Magazine New York. The article written by Fred McCoy, is titled "Exclusive Interview with Anna + Elena = Balbusso Illustrations". We answered to seven questions. You can read what we had to say about our process, inspiration, and advice for future illustrators…..CreativeFluff Magazine is a New York City online publication offering an impeccably curated showcase of modern artists, designers, and film-makers. Many Thanks to Fred and to CF Magazine Staff!