Posts tagged with ‘maurice sendak

Author Maurice Sendak on being a kid

"I still think the same way I thought as a child. I still worry. I’m still frightened… Nothing changes." - Maurice Sendak

Beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak once seriously thought about trying to assassinate Bush and Cheney

Maurice Sendak was an amazing person, an amazing storyteller and illustrator. But he also had a bit of a temper and could sometimes be a bit irrational. As revealed in an interview right before his passing, Sendak said that he once seriously considered how he might be able to assassinate both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

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Maurice Sendak moment of zen: Maurice on life and death

From “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak”, a documentary by Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs.

'Where the Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

Maurice Sendak, children’s author and illustrator, creator of such wonderful classics as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Chicken Soup with Rice, died today at the age of 83. Such a wonderful man, such a wonderful mind and talent. He will be absolutely missed.

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Stephen Colbert and author Maurice Sendak talk about children’s books while they huff markers

This is part two of Colbert’s hilarious interview with children’s author Maurice Sendak and of the two, it’s the funniest, though it’s pretty fucking close. 

Watch part 1 here

Interview with author and illustrator Maurice Sendak

This interview with children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, done by the Tate Museum is fairly recent, but if you want more Maurice Sendak, check out NPR’s lengthy and heartwarming interview with him from earlier this year, which was NPR’s most favorite interview of 2011 by far.

Submitted by Mrs. CBZ

New Maurice Sendak book due in September

It’s his first muthafucking book in 30 years and oddly, it’s based on an old Sesame Street skit.

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How Maurice Sendak almost illustrated The Hobbit until Tolkien said no

In what could have been one of the most amazing collaborations ever, illustrator Maurice Sendak, whom you may remember did Where the Wild Things Are among many other wonderful things, almost had the chance to illustrate The Hobbit, until chance and human error screwed it all up.

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