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Babylon by [Tomi Ungerer]

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"Mr. Ungerer [is] a virtuoso and a renegade."
The New York Times

"Ungerer's mastery of line is a marvelous thing…"
The Washington Post

"How do I describe the seemingly effortless line work and the intimate understanding of the human form to be found in the pages of 
Babylon? In these drawings, Tomi Ungerer witnesses and records our human foibles and frailties, however dark, through the lens of humor. He unapologetically prods us into identifying our flaws so we can see ourselves more clearly. And the humor, always the humor. This is one of the best examples I’ve seen of how an artist can use humor as a subversive tool. If we don’t laugh we cry."
Anita Kunz (Another History of Art) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019) was born in Strasbourg, France. He is a cartoonist known for authoring more than a hundred books, both for children and adults. In 1957, he moved to the United States, where he became well-known for his satirical advertising campaigns. In 1998, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Prize. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0924Y1C5D
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fantagraphics (December 14, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 14, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 244356 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 149 pages
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Tomi Ungerer was born is Strasbourg in 1931, moved to the US in 1956 and now lives in Ireland. His first children's book "The Mellops go Flying" was published by Harper in 1957. This was to be the first in a series of very successful and unusual children's titles.

For a full biography see his official site -

Tomi is a prolific artist, author and illustrator and has been awarded a wide range of prizes, accolades and honours in recognition of his work including:

- Legion d'Honneur France (1990)

- Order of the Deutsches Bundesverdienstdreuz Germany (1993)

- National Prize for Graphic Arts France (1995)

- Hans Christian Andersen Prize for children's literature (1998)

- European Prize for Culture (1999)

- Officer of the Legion d'Honneur France (2000)

- Named Goodwill Ambassador for Childhood and Education of European Council (2003)

- Erich Käistner Literary Prize (2004)

- Awarded an honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Karlsruhe (2004)

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