Maurice Sendak

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Detail from Event Horizon (silk scarf) by artist Niall  Sweeney

“What would you call them?” artist Niall Sweeney says early in our conversation. The question is rhetorical, but borne of an inability to describe the(...)

Tomi Ungerer, Collage, papier sur papier carton

What do you do if you have a mind that won’t leave you alone? Some take refuge in alcohol and drugs, others spend a lifetime trying to quiet the overl(...)

Oliver Jeffers and his son Harland who has proved an inspiration to his doting dad.

Looking at Oliver Jeffers, you cannot help but think he himself would make a wonderful illustration. Wide-eyed, expressive and still boyish at 40, in (...)

Sigourney Weaver: “Growing up, I was much, much too shy to ever think that I was going to be an actor."

I can confirm what you likely already know – or think you know – about Sigourney Weaver. Standing at 182cm (5ft 9), she’s tall, but in a lean, elegan(...)

Review: Bake!

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin ****Conceived and performed by Paul Curley, Bake! takes the familiar ritual of a birthday party and turns (...)

A Quentin Blake illustration in Roald Dahl’s The Twits

A is for Ahlberg Husband-and-wife team Allan and Janet Ahlberg are responsible for some of the best British picture books of the late 20th cent(...)

 A detail from the tapestry tribute to Seamus Heaney by Czech artist Peter Sís

If there is any substitute for love, it is memory – Jos Brodsky A s you tr(...)

Dressed in a sharp grey suit and crisp white shirt, Spike Jonze does not seem properly attired for a one-man food fight. But 20 minutes after he si(...)

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Children’s author, illustrator, ballad collector, creator of sadomasochistic erotica: Tomi Ungerer survived the German occupation of Alsace, was di(...)

Tomi Ungerer: ‘A big compilation of my erotic work came out recently and I was so happy for once to see at a signing there were more women than men. Why should eroticism be only about male ego?’

We shouldn’t draw too many generalisations. But it is interesting to note how many prominent children’s authors and illustrators resist any pressure t(...)