Craft star: monster-making storyteller Maurice Sendak
The man who created the world's most famous magical monster wild rumpus sadly died today at the age of 83. The marvellous Maurice Sendak created the children's classic 'Where the wild things are', along the weird and wondrous 'In the night kitchen' and so many other brilliant books.
This peek into Maurice's world, by the UK's Tate museum, is a brilliant snapshot of the man behind the stories. From the fact he didn't believe he was a writer, to why he never wrote Wild Things 2, to his admiration for William Blake and for comics, and why his most inappropriate works are his favourite; it's a fascinating little film.
As inspiring illustrators and storytellers go, Maurice was one of the greats. Here at Crafty Crafty we take our handmade hats off to his splendiferous stories and perfect pictures.
RIP Mr Maurice Sendak. The wild rumpus will be a little less magical and monsterful without you.