RIP, Maurice Sendak

The New Yorker re-released this short comic from noted artist/author Art Spiegelman, created after visiting Maurice Sendak at his Connecticut home.

“In reality, childhood is deep and rich. It’s vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things… But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew… It would scare them.”

— Maurice Sendak

One of the oldest books still in my possession is a very worn copy of “Where the Wild Things Are.” Even at a very young age, I knew it was special and so very different from all the other books I’d been given. It’s probably one of the earliest books I recall reading all by myself.

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