New Exhibition: Expect the Unexpected, Tomi Ungerer as Poster Artist

Jul 6th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Poster Art

Although little known in France for this aspect of his work, Tomi Ungerer is considered one of the most talented poster artists of recent decades. To mark its tenth anniversary, the Tomi Ungerer Museum is showing the extent of his talent in this field by presenting his posters and their preparatory drawings.

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Picturing War: PhD Student Lucy Stone on Tomi’s Childhood Drawings

Jun 18th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Childhood Drawings

This week we talked to Lucy Stone, a PhD student at Newcastle University, UK, who is studying the childhood drawings of children’s authors and illustrators who were children in exile in the Nazi era. Her fascinating research focuses on the drawings of Tomi Ungerer and Judith Kerr, the author and illustrator of the Out of […]

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A Peek Inside Tomi’s Studio, by Aria Ungerer

May 21st, 2018

A Peek Inside Tomi Ungerer's Studio, by Aria Ungerer

Tomi’s studio is full of stuff. The air is perpetually thick with cigarette smoke. It contains a smorgasbord of various random objects found on the farm, in a field, skip or on a sidewalk. In a corner at the back is an old dentist chair found on a New York sidewalk in the 1960’s.  Standing to greet you upon entering, an aging, life-sized skeleton.

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Tomi Talk and Screening in Dublin!

Apr 24th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer at the Alliance Française Comic Book Festival

We’re thrilled to share the news that Tomi will be making a rare public appearance in Dublin on May 1st, at the Alliance Française’s Comic Book Festival! Illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs of Illustrators Ireland will chat with legendary author Tomi Ungerer about his life’s adventures. With all that’s going on in the world at the […]

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Tomi’s Fans Round the Globe Celebrate World Book Day!

Apr 23rd, 2018

Tomi Ungerer fans on World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! Today, April 23rd, was chosen by UNESCO as a day to celebrate the power of reading to empower and educate people all over the world. With so many of Tomi’s books being about overcoming prejudice and upholding freedoms, we thought it’d be the perfect time to give a shout out to […]

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“A hair brained idea” Brad Bernstein On Making Far Out Isn’t Far Enough

Apr 20th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer in his studio during the filming of Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

In recent years a lot of artists, curators and filmmakers have been making efforts to redress the curious lack of exposure Tomi has had in the United States since his self imposed exile from the land of opportunity in the early 1970s. This week we talked to a man responsible for bringing Tomi’s work to a whole new audience, Brad Bernstein, director of the acclaimed documentary Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story.

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BLOG- Tomi Ungerer: All in One, by Claire Gilman

Mar 31st, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Vietnam War Posters

In 2015, The Drawing Center in New York held a major exhibition of Tomi Ungerer’s work, “Tomi Ungerer: All in One”, his first major career retrospective in the United States. The Drawing Center’s curator Claire Gilman has kindly allowed us to reproduce her opening essay from the show’s programme for Tomi’s fans and scholars to enjoy.

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Help us celebrate world book day!

Mar 30th, 2018

This World Book Day we want to honour the life changing value of reading, by inviting booksellers, educators and fans world wide to have fun with Tomi’s books! We want to see your displays, costumes and classrooms, and we will share as many of them as possible on our website and social channels for World Book Day on April 23rd. 

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BLOG: The Making of Fog Island, An Ode to Ireland

Mar 17th, 2018

The Making of Fog Island by Tomi Ungerer

Tomi Ungerer and his wife Yvonne touched down on the outer edge of Ireland in the early ’70s, to set up a new life. They had seven suitcases to their name and no idea what to expect, but their move to “give destiny a destination” proved to be the best decision they ever made. Tomi still lives in Ireland with his family, and in 2013 he published Fog Island, an ode to the country and to the people who welcomed him there.  To mark St. Patrick’s Day, we’re sharing some material from the making of Fog Island. 

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Exposition « Les Shadoks ont 50 ans. Une révolution animée » au Musée Tomi Ungerer

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Mar 16th, 2018

[English below.]
Dans le cadre des « Rencontres de l’Illustration » et en partenariat avec le Shadok, Fabrique du Numérique, le Musée Tomi Ungerer – Centre international de l’Illustration propose de découvrir ou de redécouvrir la fameuse série télévisée d’animation imaginée en 1968 par Jacques Rouxel (1931- 2004).

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