In the year in which the doyen of Bulgarian children’s illustration could have reached his 100th anniversary, we are going on an enchanting journey through the world of fairy tales and magic. Except through the spaces created by the great storytellers, it also becomes a journey through time. Here, the former children, together with their children or grandchildren, have the chance to experience the excitement of their first encounters with the pictures from their favorite books again.
The distinctive about Lyuben Zidarov’s illustrations is that they do not simply explain the content but unlock children’s fantasy as a portal to the fairy world; they create an aesthetic taste, a love of literary characters, and a sense of the writer’s wisdom. Thus, gradually, the artist himself has become a storyteller-magician.