With this new launch of Paperpops.com (and a very special thank you to Jean-Claude for introducing me to WordPress!), you can expect to find an evolving site of projects, news and links to colleagues and organizations of mine. As time permits, more pages and book profiles will be added. So please come back often!
Coming soon! This summer and fall of 2009 will see the release of several new projects from my studio. First out will be the first pop-up book of Mo Willems, Big Frog Can’t Fit In! It was not only an honor to work with Mo, but it was a LOT of fun. Mo is a very wry and humorous character (I think there’s a lot of Pigeon in him). Before Mo became a best selling children’s book author with the Pigeon and KnuffleBunny series, he was a writer and animator at Sesame Street. Before that he was even a stand-up comedian for awhile.( I told you, he’s VERY funny!) And this first pop-up book (or pop-OUT as he calls it) of his is not only that and more, it’s a very clever idea. What if a character wanted to get into a book but was just too big to fit? Check it out soon. You and your little tadpoles will love it! Just confirmed: the release date for this book is now October 6, 2009.
Early this fall, Simon and Schuster will release our pop-up version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, with art by Dan Andreasen. This retelling of the stage version of the famous musical is sure to be a must-have for all Maria von Trapp fans! Come back soon for a sneak peek. And speaking of Maria von Trapp, if you haven’t seen this video of the art happening in Central Station, you definitely should!
Sports Illustrated Kids will be presenting Wow! The Pop-Up Book of Sports just in time for football season. This book has captured some very special moments in recent sports history: The Red Sox’s breaking of the World Series curse, Danny Way’s incredible skateboard leap over the Great Wall of China, and appearances by LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and many more! Kudos to Beth Bugler for excellent book design as well as being one of the most enthusiastic creative directors I’ve had the pleasure of working with!