Tomi Ungerer is an extraordinary man. His wry smile as he sits sipping a glass of red wine at 11am in an east London hotel lobby proves, if proof were needed, how much he relishes provocation. I know how someone looks when they step on a mine and what the bloody stump looks like. His relationships with the US authorities were never easy thanks to his powerful satirical views, resulting in some moments that make for brilliant stories today; but surely terrifying realities at the time.
Tomi Ungerer Has Died, But His Frog-Centric Sex Bible Will Live Forever
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We like to describe the wonderful Tomi Ungerer as the most famous children's book author you've never heard of. Yet, that's only half the story. The year-old French author and illustrator began his career in the US, writing and drawing books for kids, but also contributed much more adult material to publications like The New York Times and Esquire, as well as making film posters for movies such as Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove Ungerer's Dr. Strangelove poster. Ungerer also contributed to the underground press, submitting anti-war illustrations as well as erotic drawings.
Born in France, Ungerer survived Nazi occupation, relocated to New York City in and became delightfully famous thereafter. Why frogs? Having never paid much attention to amphibious gams myself, I Google image-searched the term after we spoke.
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