Expect the Unexpected
Essays on Tomi Ungerer for his 80th birthday
Published by Diogenes as Expect the Unexpected (Festschrift)
Original Title: . Essays on Tomi Ungerer for his 80th birthday
In six decades, Tomi Ungerer has created a collection of work that can hardly be beaten in terms of variety. He is renowned as a poetic and cheeky children's author, for his idyllist illustrations in the ›Big Songbook‹, as a societal satirist, as a genial graphic artist in advertising, as an illustrator, empathic autobiographer and vicious aphorist – in short, as an artist and author who has produced tens of thousands of drawings and over 100 books published by Diogenes alone. When it comes to Tomi Ungerer, there is one thing you can expect: the unexpected. This motto, Ungerer's own, unites this collection of essays about this exceptional artist – by Manuel Gasser, Walter Killy, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Werner Spies, Anna Gavalda and Elke Heidenreich amongst others, including some texts by Tomi Ungerer himself.