If there's anything I'm proud of in my work--it's not that I draw better; there's so many better graphic artists than me--or that I write better, no. It's--and I'm not saying I know the truth, because what the hell is that? But what I got from Ruth and Dave, a kind of fierce honesty, to not let the kid down, to not let the kid get punished, to not suffer the child to be dealt with in a boring, simpering, crushing-of-the-spirit kind of way.
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An excerpt from Tuesday night's conversation with Maurice Sendak, on NPR. It was just as illuminating, unexpected, genuine, and slightly sinister, as a conversation with Sendak should be. In other words, you might just want to drop everything and listen to it here.