My Favorite Illustrator
about this episode
I've been enjoying my guest's artwork since before I could read — it's the one and only Joe Mathieu. Since 1971, he has drawn illustrations for countless toys, apparel, and storybooks for Sesame Street.
We talk about working for Jim Henson during the early days of Sesame, how the book industry has evolved over his six-decades-long career, and what about his art techniques makes him the 'Matisse of the Muppets.'