If Maurice Sendak Created the Avengers

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Says artist AgarthanGuide on deviantart: "Two things on my mind toady – RIP Maurice Sendak. Yay Avengers." So he mashed the two thoughts together and the result is ridiculously fabulous, I must say, and would make a helluva t-shirt. (Click to enlarge. No really. It looks WAY COOLER.) ... See the Rest

A True Sendak Fan

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This one boy in particular was and STILL is a prime example of what it means to be a devoted fan. Either that or he was very hungry. You will be missed, Mr. Sendak. But we still have your pictures and your words. (via NPR; t/y Blair) ... See the Rest

Recently Dead Quote Unquote

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"I’ve been a carbuncle in the children’s book world since I began, practically. Now, everyone rushes to me and says, 'Oh! Your books are classic! Classic!' America is so vile. Just live long enough in this country and you turn into Helen Hayes."  – beloved Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, in an interview with POZ magazine. Sendak ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote

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"Finding out that I was gay when I was older was a shock and a disappointment. I did not want to be gay. It meant a whole different thing to me – which is really hard to recover now because that's many years ago. I always objected to it because there is a part of me that is solid Brooklyn and solid conventional and I know that. I can't escape that. ... See the Rest