Part of the success of Pippin is due to a philosophy shared by all Pippin artists and authors:
The world owes you nothing. You owe the world your best work.
Evergreens—we want to create books that will stand the test of time.
We want to work with people in all media who share our philosophy.
Elena Mechlin joined the team in June of 2009. Having begun her publishing career in
Julie Just began her career at The New Yorker magazine reading the slush pile (author names A through K), and to this day loves finding unexpected gold in her in-box. She went on to spend more than twenty years at magazines and newspapers, most recently at the New York Times Book Review, where she reconnected with her love of children's literature. She became a literary agent in 2010, and this spring was delighted to join Pippin.
Since 1998, Pippin Properties, Inc. has been an integrated publishing and entertainment representation agency. Located in New York City, it is a diverse agency dedicated to maximizing the creative and commercial potential of all its properties. Pippin represents the works of these writers and artists to a wide range of publishing, animation, motion picture, television, and licensing companies. Because Pippin both develops and represents its projects, it is a unique, full-service company that prides itself on attention to detail. Small and discerning in choosing its clientele, Pippin is devoted to maintaining a standard of excellence in content unmatched in the industry.
"Art has the power to make any spot on earth the living center of the universe; and unlike science, which often gives us the illusion of understanding things we really do not understand, it helps us to know life in a way that still keeps before us the mystery of things. It enhances the sense of wonder. And wonder is respect for life." --William Steig, in his Caldecott Medal acceptance speech for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble