Monday, February 25, 2019

Tomi Ungerer 1931 - 2019

The artist and writer Tomi Ungerer died on February 9, 2019. He was 87 years old. The author of 140 books for children as well as adults, he was known for biting social satire and whimsy. He was a unique voice, and a fellow I always wanted to meet.

He was, in the past couple of years, a favorite rediscovery of mine. I had seen one of his Mellops stories in an old Children's Digest I bought. While in Montreal a couple of years back, I bought one of his collections of risque drawings from a street vendor. Here are a few of his works thru the years.


NY Times obituary

Excerpt from the new Comics Journal interview

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