Tomi Ungerer

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Lawyer for the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier Marie Dose outside the courtroom where the trial of Ian Bailey was held. Photograph: Marc Piasecki

There is sufficient evidence to establish that Ian Bailey murdered French citizen Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the judge at his trial in Paris said on F(...)

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(...)

 French cartoonist, artist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer  died at the aged 87. File photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

Award-winning and internationally renowned artist and writer Tomi Ungerer has died at his home in west Cork aged 87-years-old over the weekend. Auth(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Exactly 20 years since she was murdered, the Frenchwoman is still a presence around Mizen Head. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP/Getty Images

Sophie Toscan du Plantier bought a remote cottage at Drinane, near Toormore on the Mizen Head in 1993. Although a regular visitor, she kept to herself(...)

Go big or go home: the Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors got Jean-Claude Van Damme to do the splits in its Volvo trucks ad

The devil is in the detail Annie Atkins’s talk on the Friday evening of Offset was a riveting lesson in professionalism and detail. Atkins played a pr(...)

Susanna Fabris, Cork French Film Festival  co-ordinator, Camille Dijoud, cultural assistant and Mathieu Nivard, Alliance Francaise de Cork, at the launch of the 26th Cork French Film Festival.  Photograph: Miki Barlok

Leading French actor Mathieu Amalric, best known in Ireland for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will open the Cork F(...)

Moon Man
Moon Man

Bored with life on his lonely satellite, the Moon Man hitches a ride to Earth on a passing comet. Overstimulation soon ensues. While Moon Man marvels (...)

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(...)