Thursday, August 1, 2013

AUGUST update!

I'm off on sabbatical for the next year.  While I will be making various appearances in Europe and beyond, mostly I'll be spending time at the home base in Paris, France drawing and doodling.  

Starting in September, you'll be able to check out my experiments over at Universal U-Click's GO COMICS for a comic-strip-doodle-thingie called Paris Doodles.

As for this blog, I'll be posting monthly, mostly about appearances, upcoming books, and things to do while I'm away.

Here are some things to keep in mind for August:

Tickets are now available for November's premiere of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The run of Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Musical sold out quickly, so get your tickets now. 

The 7 week run of the musical begins on November 23, 2013.

SERIOUSLY SILLY: A DECADE OF ART & WHIMSY BY MO WILLEMS is on view at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.

"Comprising nearly 100 works, the exhibition surveys the full range of his prolific output from the award-winning Knuffle Bunny series, the irresistible Pigeon books, stand-alone efforts such as Leonardo the Terrible Monster and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, as well as his early reader series, Elephant and Piggie and Cat the Cat. The exhibition will also provide an informative insight into the artist’s meticulous working process."

The exhibit runs through February 2014.

At the R Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA, is the Don't Pigeonhole Me! exhibit of my adult work.  Excerpts and videos of the show can be found here.  

The exhibit runs through the end of the month.

And in the UK, a musical version of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! continues its nationwide tour.  

Here is some cool new stuff that has just come out:

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late… and more stories by Mo Willems

Animated cartoon collection featuring:



plus Bonus Features
You can find this at your favorite video store, library, or get a copy here.

Pigeon Presents: Mo...On the Go!

MO...ON THE GO! a new game and drawing app is filled will all kinds of silliness that hopefully will spill over from the digital device into the real world.

Three-time Caldecott honoree Mo Willems invites you to join some of his most beloved characters in this collection of entertaining games and activities to play anytime, anywhere!
“Mo…On the Go!” lets you dance, draw, take pictures, create monsters, and even drive the bus! As you play, unlock stickers to put in your sticker vault!
 You can put it on your iThingie or your Nook thingie and play with it! 

This new Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! onesie is available from the fine folks at Out of Print.

My most recent book for grown-ups, DON'T PIGEONHOLE ME!  is a collection of cartoons and stories from the past 20 years. Here is a nice recent review.

My next book for kids, is ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S I'M A FROG!, due out in October.

Mo Willems' Pigeon

That's this month's post.  But, I'm sure The Pigeon will keep tweeting...