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Marc Boutavant: Dumpster Dog

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His name is Dumpster Dog. He sleeps outside, walks himself, and eats whatever he wants, whenever he wants. But freedom isn't everything—Dumpster Dog needs a friend.

Dumpster Dog dreams of treats, balls, and leashes. He wants someone to play with, someone who will take him on long walks, someone who will feed him—he wants an owner. So begins Dumpster Dog's search for a human companion. But he will soon learn that finding a good owner isn't as easy as it sounds, and that the world can be a dangerous place.

French illustrator Marc Boutavant presents his latest book, Dumpster Dog, and introduces children to the other personalities from the many books he’s illustrated. He’ll show his inspiration, and work for the cartoons, many of which have become or are becoming a TV series. There will be an opportunity for kids to draw as well!

Ages 6 and up

Marc Boutavant is perhaps best known for his creation Mouk, a character who has featured in a series of books including the best selling Around the World with Mouk. Mouk’s adventures have been made into an animated TV series as well as a range of children’s products. Among the many books for children he has illustrated are For Just One Day, Never Tickle a Tiger, Edmond, The Moonlit Party and the Ariol and Barkus series. Chronicle Books also commissioned Marc to produce games and stationery including an advent calendar, an ‘All Aboard’ train puzzle, and a new ‘Sky High’ puzzle. Marc also creates toys and puzzles for toy maker Djeco. Marc’s work springs from a wry observation of life and the interaction of his friends and children. In addition to his illustration for children, Marc has also worked on advertising campaigns for Ford, Vodafone, Grand Optical and Banette as well as packaging for Marks & Spencers, album artwork for SONY and awareness campaigns for the children’s charity NSPCC. Marc Boutavant lives in Paris, working from both a home studio and a group studio near Bastille.

600 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

This event is FREE. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.