Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A Maurice Sendak moon

Above, a drawing by Maurice Sendak for Randall Jarrell’s The Animal Family.

Below, a clip from a 1986 BBC film The World of Maurice Sendak, directed by Christopher Swann. In the clip, Sendak talks about his work for a series of opera productions at Glyndebourne, collected here on DVD, including adaptations of Where The Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop.


On Drawn, a more recent short filmed interview, and a post on Tell Them Anything You Want, a 40 minute interview film by Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs. Here’s a clip where Sendak talks about early sketchbooks from his time writing the stories that became The Sign on Rosie’s Door. The film is available on DVD.

On NPR, Fresh Air remembers Maurice Sendak.

At The New Yorker, a farewell with links to articles from their archives. An extra from the magazine, Art Spiegelman draws a conversation with Sendak: In The Dumps, from 1993.

At The New York Times, an obituary for Maurice Sendak.

Added: Philip Nel writes of Maurice Sendak’s collaboration and friendship with Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson, and of the origin of ‘rumpus’ in Wild Things, and Maria Popova tells the story of some unreleased drawings and intaglio prints.

Illustration copyright © Maurice Sendak 1965.

1 comment:

jams o donnell said...

I did not come across his work until well into adulthood. I wold have loved Where the Wild Things Are as a child. RIP Maurice