Journey in search of Joy
This series of five illustrations was made as a personal project to be submitted to the 2022 Bologna Children's Book Fair (BCBF) illustrator exhibition contest.
This is the story of a sad city, where everyone lives bored and crestfallen, each in his own corner. In the city, everything seemed lifeless and uninteresting...
Until one day, little Lara decides to go on a journey in search of happy cities, to find out how to bring joy to her own city.
Then, she leaves with her bird friend Piti and finds the Islands of Fun, Art, Stories, Nature and Delicious Things. From each place, Lara invites a few people to help her brighten up her city. In the end, she will discover that the greatest key to happiness is not in any distant land, but within each of us.