And childhood slips ever farther away…RIP Maurice Sendak

 Been a rough week for the generation born in the late 70’s/early 80’s. I will miss the ‘splendid nightmares’ that Maurice Sendak implanted into my bedtime consciousness over two decades ago. Though I uploaded a picture from his most famous piece of work, Where The Wild Things Are, my favorite book by far was In the Night Kitchen, get familiar. Born in Brooklyn,New York to Jewish immigrants, he was exposed to the concept of mortality extremely early, having had the majority of his extended family taken in the Holocaust. An emphasis on the strange and grotesque defined Sendak’s illustrations, having published countless books for the past five decades, it was a pleasure to see that he was reintroduced to a new generation via the Stephen Colbert interview.  Sendak died of a stroke at the age of 83. Bon voyage mon ami.

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