View Full Version : Maurice Sendak R.I.P

05-08-2012, 07:03 AM
Complications from a stroke (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html)

Two(Jan Berenstain) of my favorite storytellers to fall asleep to as a kid are gone this year now.

Now to rewatch his hilarious appearance on the colbert report again. (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406796/january-24-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--1)

05-08-2012, 08:10 AM
In Mr. Sendak's honor, I watched Pierre, the cartoon based on one of his books. It's about a boy whose total indifference nearly spells his doom. I'll admit, I cried a little while I was watching it. (Only a little, though.)

The New York Times wrote a terrific obituary for the man, filled with insight and facts you may have missed while Maurice was still alive. It's definitely worth reading.


I also appreciate that there was an element of grim reality and the macabre in his work. I doubt we'll be seeing much of that in children's literature now that he's gone.

05-08-2012, 09:12 AM


He was quite a guy.

05-08-2012, 09:25 AM
He was a wonderful old crank.

05-08-2012, 09:58 AM
His charm and wit and crankiness will be missed

05-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Milk! Milk! Milk for the morning cake!

Alex Scott
05-08-2012, 02:31 PM
The New Yorker unlocked this Art Spiegelman strip about Sendak (http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1993-09-27#folio=080) today, in his honor.

Evil Dead Junkie
05-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Oh man so many great stories. And the best Colbert interview of all time.