When news of Maurice Sendak's death spread earlier this week, the video most often linked (and for good reason) was a recent interview he'd done with Stephen Colbert. Last night the Colbert Report kindly aired several previously unseen clips from the segment that were edited out. They're pretty special.
(If anybody finds a video for international folks, please leave it in the comments.)
Here is a paper doll of Stephanie Brown and her alter-ego, Batgirl. Artist Kyle Hilton also did a Chris Hemsworth Thor version so, you know, you can mix and match their outfits. Check out the a whole bunch more including a Maggie Smith/Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey! (via Comics Alliance)
Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is reported to have died today of complications arising from a stroke. Sendak was a largely self-taught illustrator and writer of children's books, best known for his 1963 publication Where the Wild Things Are. At a time when stories for children were boring, whitewashed affairs, Sendak injected elements of menace and the bizarre.
There are a lot of former children in mourning today for Maurice Sendak, author of some of the best beloved picture books of the last half century and illustrator of even more, who died today of complications related to a recent stroke.
You may have heard about the two-part interview that Stephen Colbert conducted with author/illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). You may have also heard that it was pretty awesome, and everything you've heard is correct. We've posted both parts here, and we invite you to join this highly intellectual discussion on who Sendak really writes for and his opinions on one of the current presidential candidates. If we'd been a fly on the wall for this, we would have buzzed around Maurice Sendak just to see what kind of curmudgeonly reaction he'd have. Part 2 appears after the jump.
In case you wanted to start off the year by being inspired by someone infinitely creative -- and pulls no punches -- here is an interview with illustrator/author Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are, as if we even needed to remind you). He discusses what his priorities are as an artist, what inspired him as a kid, and what he tells people who ask him why he didn't write Where the Wild Things Are 2.
(via The Uniblog)