Sunday, September 1, 2013

SEPTEMBER Update! (with video funnies)

I'm 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.  

You can check out my experiments over at Universal U-Click for a comic-strip-doodle-thingie called Paris Doodles STARTING SEPTEMBER 2ND. The strip will run drawings, dining room dinner doodles, and photos on most weekdays.

Events to check out this September:

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL will be running at the Rose Theater in Omaha, NE for the entire month.  Don't miss the dancing laundry and gibberish! Details are here.

Tickets are available for November's premiere of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  But, the run is selling out. So, get 'em while they last!

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."

Speaking of the Carle, they are holding an auction of work from some amazing childrens book illustrators during their annual Carle Honors event in NYC on Sept. 26th.  This drawing of the Pigeon is also available.  You can bid at the Honors or on line. 

Last month's convention for SCBWI in Los Angeles included an award ceremony for the winners of the Golden Kite awards and the Sid Fleischman Humor award, which this year was given to GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the event, and this little appreciation may explain why:

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

Some nice stuff.  Australia's The Age newspaper likes GOLDILOCKS & THE 3 DINOSAURS.  So does the Illinois Gazette.

Speaking of reviews.  Here are a few nice reviews of the just released app, MO ON THE GO! (iPhone/Pad or Nook) from School Library Journal, iPad Kids, and Horn Book.

Thanks to you, Elephant & Piggie's A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL! has spent the month on the New York Times Bestseller list, with the occasional appearance of THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!  Thanks, you.

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.  Next month I'll be visiting Ireland for some readings and signings (mo' info on that later).  Meanwhile, I'm sure The Pigeon will keep tweeting...