01/27/2016 06:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gillian Laub Interviews Maira Kalman About Dogs -- Woof!

This is a nice story. Years ago I used to work for Tibor Kalman, one of the great prolific creative directors on the planet as far as I am concerned. At the time when I was interviewing to work for he and Ingrid Sischy at Interview magazine, he told me that if he hired me it would be like pushing me down a tall staircase as I was so inexperienced. Well he did push me and it was the best learning experience of my life to be the art and photo director of Interview Magazine.


Years later I was reunited with Maira Kalman, who's artwork and children's books I raised my kid on, in Bellport NY at the home of my dear friend Bob Morris. It was here I asked if she might take part in a Sizzle project. With Gillian Laub directing and Bob there for moral support with his dachshund Zoloft, we interviewed Maira and here is what we got.