Michel Gondry: Portrait of a Librarian and a Wild Thing
What you see above is a sketch of a Wild Thing and I by video and film director Michel Gondry. Here is some of his work:
How did this happen? Well, a while back I saw that he was selling sketches on his website. Send in a picture and 20 bucks and you get a portrait in return. Seemed like a good deal. I cashed in my change jar (I’m not kidding) and sent the following picture away:
A few months later, I had myself a Gondry original. Although he kinda gave me a mustache, I don’t hold it against him.
Click here to visit Michel Gondry’s website (FYI: it doesn’t look like he offers sketches anymore – bummer).
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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