Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Oh Please Don't Go -- We'll Eat You Up, We Love You So!

...And Max said "No".

Terribly sad news: Maurice Sendak has died. (h/t)

In addition to his masterpiece, Sendak wrote or illustrated a great many other wonderful children's books too. I mentioned one I dearly loved, The Bat Poet, last year.

Rest in peace.

Update: Via Gerry Canavan, the blogger I steal the most links from the bestest blogger in the whole wide internets, here's a New Yorker profile of Sendak from 2006, and here is a two-page Art Spiegleman cartoon depicting a conversation he had with Sendak. Even if you don't have time for the former, I highly recommend the latter. Update to the Update: The cartoon is apparently from a 1993 issue of The New Yorker; and it was co-drawn by Sendak and Spiegleman, rather than just Spiegelman reporting a conversation they'd had. (You can see both signatures at the bottom, Sendak on the left, Spiegleman on the right.) I learn both these facts from Neil Gaiman, by whose good efforts (well, Tweeting) the cartoon was apparently unlocked upon Sendak's death. Well done, NG.

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Debra said...