Old pals David Wain and Ken Marino stopped by Knuffle Manor for some R and R while putting finishing touches on an upcoming film they wrote (David is directing). I've known (and in David's case worked with) these guys since 1987 and had dropped by the set when on tour for Knuffle Bunny Free, so it was fun to catch up as we doodled during dinner.
Here are some of the results:
|David's rival to the Pigeon, Sheep Chicken.|
|Not only is David's wife Zandy a great actress, she can DRAW!|
|Ken's portrait of David.|
But the night belonged to David's 3 year old kid, who tore it up with classic doodles based on characters we suggested!
|A "Zango", "Blup", and "Dangy-wangy"|
|A "10-legged Schmiffle"|
Why not get together with some pals and have a big old group draw sometime soon? It's fun.
In reviewing news, the SacBee has a nice mini review of Elephant and Piggie's SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM? where they say:
Mo Willems' genius for capturing young readers pivots on his uncanny talent to pack emotional complexity into a short drama that's easy to read.
I'm also happy that HOORAY FOR AMANDA AND HER ALLIGATOR! will be included in this fall's Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators in NYC. This is always a great exhibit and I'm thrilled to see so many familiar names and pals on the roster including Silver Medalists Lane Smith and Kadir Nelson. The exhibit opens in late October and runs through the end of the year. If you're in NYC, check it out!