I wanted to do a tribute to Maurice Sendak, who passed away yesterday. His illustrations and stories carried me through my childhood and his views and honesty on life have always been something that have stuck with me. It didn’t turn out as good as I pictured or hoped (that’s why I draw stick figures), but I spent quite awhile on it so I figured I’d put it up anyway.
“I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we’re not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.” -Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012