Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pierre, Lions, and Maurice Sendak

While reflecting on the stories of Maurice Sendak today, in light of the news of his passing, I realized just how much his stories have affected my life. It was Pierre: A Cautionary Tale which first started me asking my family if we could go see the lions at the zoo. I bugged them relentlessly until they took me to The National Zoo, most likely in hopes that it would shut me up. But, the lion in this story is also literally the very first thing I can remember trying to draw. So, thanks you Mr. Sendak for the inspiration and for turning me on to all the wild things of the world. Here, in all it's glory is my very favorite childhood story:

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