In an interview with the Guardian last year, Sendak said that the term “children’s illustrator” annoyed him, since it seems to belittle his talent. “I have to accept my role. I will never kill myself like Vincent van Gogh. Nor will I paint beautiful water lilies like Monet. I can’t do that. I’m in the idiot role of being a kiddie book person,” he said.
Maurice Sendak, American born author of Where the Wild Things Are, has died at the age of 83.
First MCA and now Maurice Sendak. This week blows.
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