Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME!

Great excitement here at Knuffle Manor as our preview copy of DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME! TWO DECADES OF THE MO WILLEMS SKETCHBOOK has arrived!

The project is a labor of love, compliling 20 editions of my annual sketchbooks that I've sent to clients and pals every year over the holidays.

Some of the sketchbooks are collections of gag cartoons, some are stories, some are funny, some are serious, some are crazy, some are the very first appearances of the Pigeon.

The book also has contextual essays and nice things said by pals like Eric Carle, David Wain, Jackie Woodson, Pete Docter, Julianne Moore, and Dave Barry.

It came out really beautifully and has a the look and feel of the classic cartoon anthologies from the 50's and 60's that I've been collecting since my college days.

The volume is available June 18, but there may be some early copies available in late May for some upcoming appearances (mo' details later).

Here are some images to whet your whistle:



The cover is nice, but it hides some great detail under the dust jacket...
Table of contents.


From WISE THINGS
Early sketchbooks were a collection of gag cartoons.


from I'M FINE, a more Steig like book.

The original DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! that inadvertently started my career.

A more recent contrast to my Easy Readers; a Hard Reader for adults...

Last year's sketchbook featured Commuting Penguins and other drawings.

Hope you enjoy!