Where the Wild Things Are author and illustrator Maurice Sendak gave an interview to Gary Groth for an interview in The Comics Journal shortly before his death last month. In that interview, he shared his fantasy of blowing up former president George W. Bush. And former first lady Laura Bush. And former vice president Dick Cheney. All at once.
In an upcoming issue of great local publisher Fantagraphics' flagship magazine The Comics Journal, Maurice Sendak admits to wanting to kill George W. Bush. "Bush was president, I thought, 'Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House,'" Sendak told Groth. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Under the rubric of “Annals of the Tolerant Left,” Glenn Reynolds links to a post by the Daily Caller’s pseudonymous Jim Treacher. Treacher quotes from an interview given by the late Maurice Sendak — author of Where the...Show More Summary
ANNALS OF THE TOLERANT LEFT: Maurice Sendak fantasized about killing Bush, Cheney, and their wives in a suicide bombing.
Like any good American or American cable company, Maurice Sendak detested George W. Bush. How much? Enough to (jokingly?) contemplate blowing himself up to kill Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. In an excerpt of a wide-ranging interview...Show More Summary
Alison Lurie considers Maurice Sendak's formidable illustrations: A brilliant illustrator can transform any story, revealing its possible meanings and sometimes changing them. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass would be less scary without John Tenniel’s drawings (especially those of...
The Rosenbach Museum & Library celebrated the 84th birthday of children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak with the opening of its new exhibit, “Maurice Sendak: A Legacy.” This special exhibition will run until May 26, 2013. Every four...Show More Summary
A limited number of seats are being issued to the public for a service for Maurice Sendak, the children's author who died last month.
May’s most expensive sales on AbeBooks included a signed first edition of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak for £16,200 ($25,000). Sendak’s death in May sparked a great deal of interest in his books, both rare and ordinary. The price is a record for any Sendak book on AbeBooks and is certainly one [...]
When illustrator Maurice Sendak died earlier this month, another light from my childhood... well, mine and many millions of others... was extinguished. I can honestly say that I loved his work all of my life, beginning with Ruth Krauss' A Hole Is to Dig (1952). Show More Summary
Steven Holl’s 2011 watercolor “Forking Time #25,” on view through Saturday in “Steven Holl Architects: Forking Time” at Meulensteen gallery in New York. • Guess how much a federal judge in Manhattan ordered Guess and its footwear licensee...Show More Summary
Animation director Gene Deitch (Kim’s father) talks about his collaboration with Maurice Sendak on the official animated version of Where The Wild Things Are (as well as In The Night Kitchen) that was produced by Weston Woods during the 1970s. Show More Summary
The blog Gravesend Gazette posted a drawing that Maurice Sendak did for the cover of his junior high school yearbook in 1943, probably at the age of 14.
“I had a cartoon in my high school newspaper magazine. Terrible, terrible shit.”A sneak preview of The Comics Journal’s interview with Maurice Sendak.Related Posts:No related posts…
I thought of Maurice Sendak almost immediately after the president's endorsement of marriage equality a week and a half ago, so soon after Sendak's death. And then I came across this Paris Review interview about his last book, Bumble-Ardy, and...
The Interwebz, where nerd art runs wild. Oh, and they draw a lot too. Some times nerd art takes dark unspeakable forms, such as the day the black plague hit Equestria, oh the ponimanity. Other times it’s exactly what it should be. Yes, It’s time for a Nerd Art Dump. ABOVE: By now millions of gamers are in [...]
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Don’t you wish you could live near a pop-up library? Maurice Sendak had a huge impact on children’s literature and art, and will be [...]
The great children’s writer would have the rare chance to see both of his operas performed at next month’s festival in Benjamin Britten’s town. Later in the year, they will be revived in Los Angeles. Sendak, sadly, died last week. But the show goes on. Here’s a press release. PRESS RELEASE 16 May 2012 [...]
Inspired: Music at Work Sounds You Need to Hear Boston's Sarah Rabdau as an inspired & grown "Ida" Call it impeccably disappointing timing, but in reflection - perhaps there is no good time for one's literary heroes to die... BostonShow More Summary