this is my super late contribution to terrible yellow eyes.
where the wild things are was one of my favorite books growing up. i must have had my parents read it to me a million gazillion times and then, when i was old enough, i read it a million gazillion more times. i reread though it again for the first time in years before working on the above drawing and it’s easy to see why the book was (is!) one of my faves. the story really locks into that important imagination trait vital to being human, but especially to being a kid. plus maurice sendak’s crosshatched illustrations are so visually real and unique that you can’t help but hope that wherever the wild things are it is a place that really exists out there somewhere. my little drawing doesn’t do justice to their world at all, but it was still an honor to pay tribute to something that inspired me to create and tell stories in the first place. and also quite humbling to be invited to be part of a collection of so much incredible work!
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