Visiting Artists:
Mo Willems and Liniers

Artwork by Mo Willems and Liniers

Mo Willems’s work in children’s books, TV, animation, theater, and bubble gum card painting has garnered three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, five Geisel Honors, three Carnegie Medals, six Emmys, and multiple bubble gum cards. He is best known for his Elephant & Piggie books and worst known for his Cartoon Network TV series, Sheep in the Big City.

Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

 

Ricardo Liniers Siri, better known by the name Liniers, is an Argentinian cartoonist. He studied advertising but ultimately decided to pursue a career in comics. He started working in fanzines, then moved on to magazines and newspapers, where he’s been publishing his daily strip Macanudo since 2002. Liniers has also done numerous covers for The New Yorker and been published in Mad Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New York Times. The Big Wet Balloon (English and Spanish), Written and Drawn by Henrietta (English and Spanish), and Good Night, Planet (English and Spanish) have been published by TOON Books in the United States. Enchanted Lion published Macanudo 1, 2, and 3 in English. Liniers frequently performs live throughout Latin America with musician Kevin Johansen, and does stand up with fellow Chilean cartoonist Alberto Montt. Liniers was the 2016–2017 fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Vermont.Comic by Liniers in the original Spanish.

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