RIP Maurice Sendak

Beloved children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are et al, died today at the age of 83.

Sendak was one of the first children’s authors of his time to tap into the darker elements of children’s imaginations and to portray children who weren’t sweetness and light all of the time. My kids love his stories. RIP Mr. Sendak.

You can read Sendak’s full obituary in the New York Times.

This sketch is a self-potrait by Sendak.