I am Maeva Rubli, an illustrator and author based in Basel and Delémont. With curiosity and passion, I develop projects, create picture books, comics, visual essays and illustrations for various applications. I consider storytelling and illustration as a powerful tool to observe and to question our world, as well as a colourful way to communicate about issues with sensibility.

selected clients

︎︎︎ Das Magazin
︎︎︎ EPFL -Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Transnational Red Sea Center
︎︎︎ Cartoonmuseum Basel
︎︎︎ Château de Prangins - Musée national suisse
︎︎︎ Kunstmuseum Basel
︎︎︎ Hochschule Luzern
︎︎︎ Amnesty International
︎︎︎ SJW Schweizerisches Jugendschriftenwerk 
︎︎︎ Fumetto Comic Festival Luzern

selected talks, jury and education

︎︎︎ member of the jury for Kulturförderung Luzern, 2023
︎︎︎ member of the jury for the Bolo Klub, 2024
︎︎︎ member of the jury for Ceruleum's bachelor thesis, 2023
︎︎︎ mentor for Bachelor's thesis at HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, 2023
︎︎︎ reading of bei mir, bei dir with Anisa Alrefaei Roomieh at Journées Littéraires de Soleure 2022, at Wortlaut St. Gallen 2022, at Kunsthalle Basel 2021
︎︎︎ Speaker Invitation - Graphic Novel Seminar, University of Applied Sciences FH Aachen, 2021
︎︎︎ Artist Talk for the HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, 2021

selected publications
︎︎︎ Calme et tempête, La Joie de lire
︎︎︎ bei mir, bei dir, Edition Moderne
︎︎︎ Le livre d’Esther, Lior éditions

selected awards

︎︎︎ received the Golden Pinwheel Book Publishing Category Grand Award (International), 2023
︎︎︎ received the Golden Apple BIB at Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, 2023
︎︎︎ received the atelier of atist of the Republic and Canton of Jura at la Cité internationale des arts in Paris, 2023
︎︎︎ IBBY Honour List 2023
︎︎︎received the Comic Creation Grant from Pro Helvetia, 2021
︎︎︎ received the Prix Jeunesse Jura, 2020 
︎︎︎When the storm drives away the smell of chocolate is part of The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 2020 by dPictus and Picturebook Makers, 2020
︎︎︎ received the Alumni Hochschule Design und Kunst Luzern Award, 2019
︎︎︎ won the Fumetto international competition 2019, 3rd place
︎︎︎ received the Swiss Matura Award for Visual Arts HKB Bern University of the Arts, 2016

selected projects and collaborations

︎︎︎ mentor (2024–2025), co-project director (2022–2023), member (2020-2021) of Bolo Klub, Upcoming Picture Book Makers of Switzerland
︎︎︎ part of STRAPAZIN stellt vor project.
︎︎︎ co-founder of the art kollektiv RU. Explore our website.
︎︎︎ work in collaboration with Hanna Schiesser.

selected exhibitions

→ The Golden Pinwheel Illustration Exhibition, Shanghai (CN), 2023
→ Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava Exhibition at BIBIANA (the International House of Art for Children), Bratislava (SVK), 2023
→ BD! Voix de femmes, Musée national suisse Château de Prangins (CH), 2023
→ Bilderbücher: illustriert & inszeniert, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (CH), 2022
→  À l'abri du monde, Les Jardins merveilleux, festival Delémont'BD, (CH), 2022
→  Bolo Klub, travelling exhibition at the MEDAA in Brussels (BE), at the Villa Bernasconi in Lancy (CH) and at the Fumetto Festival, Lucerne (CH), 2022