New Wave Picture Books: A McSweeney’s-McMullen Panel

 New Wave Picture Books: A McSweeney’s-McMullens Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 6 | 6:30–8pm   Get Tickets
Admission: Free with Museum admission
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About the Program

Celebrate a new wave of children’s book authors with Jon and Tucker Nichols (Crabtree, 2013); Michaelanne Petrella and Erin Althea (Recipe, 2013); and J. Otto Seibold (Mr Lunch, Lost Sloth, 2013). Moderated by editor Brian McMullen and presented in conjunction with Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel.

Jon and Tucker Nichols are brothers. They have always liked making things together, from blueberry pies to strange games involving balls and pine cones. These days they live in Northern California, where Jon plays music and Tucker shows his artwork at galleries and museums around the world. Crabtree is their first book for children. Jon made most of the words. Tucker made most of the drawings.

J. Otto Seibold was born in Oakland, California and grew up an apricots-throw away from the John Muir home in Martinez, CA. With no formal art training he was able to sneak into the art world during the “outsider artist” craze of the 1990s. He is the first person to use digital software to create children’s books with Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride (1993) and has continued publishing for the past twenty years.


Images: Lisa M Hamilton, Illustration by Mike Bertino & Erin Althea.


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert.





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