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A Visit with Mo Willems

A Visit with Mo Willems

Illustration for The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, 2014)
February 23, 2016

Last week, Nick Clark, guest curator for the upcoming Get the Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration, visited Mo Willems at his studio. Mo’s work will be featured in the exhibition—Yes, Elephant, Piggie and the pigeon will be at the museum!  Nick sent back some photos.

Mo Willems. Photo by Nick Clark
Here is Mo in his meeting room. The image on the screen is the PDF of his final Elephant and Piggie book. He is holding the first of the 25 in the series which were done over a 10 year period.

Mo Willems. Photo by Nick Clark
Mo Willems. Photo by Nick Clark
Mo Willems. Photo by Nick Clark
Mo in the studio at his drawing table, where all the free hand work is done in preparation for the ultimate scanning and finishing on the computer.

Studio of Mo Willems. Photo by Nick Clark
The pigeon lurks.
 


Top image: Illustration for The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, 2014)

All other photos by Nick Clark