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September 25, 2009

Terrible Yellow Eyes!

Website, artists celebrate Sendak and 'Where the Wild Things Are'

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The film I'm most looking forward to this fall is Where the Wild Things Are, opening October 16. I'm hardly alone in my anticipation; there are millions of fans of the book and the wonderful, whimsical art of Maurice Sendak.

Cory Godbey is one of them. A professional animator and illustrator in Greenville, S.C., Godbey launched TerribleYellowEyes.com, what is being called "a curatorial online project and ongoing blog with original works honoring Maurice Sendak."

If you like Sendak's art, you'll love this website, which features work from over 100 artists from around the world. And if you, like me, can't wait for this movie, spending a little time at TerribleYellowEyes will help to tide you over till the wild rumpus starts.

Related Tags: Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Comments

So, I've been curious about the movie. I'll probably go watch it, but not because I'm a fan of the book. Just to see how it turns out.

Having never read the book before, I went to the library and checked it out. It's definitely the most basic of children's books with only one or two sentences per page (it's all about the pictures). The artwork is fun, but the story is lackluster. Child has a tantrum, is sent to his room as punishment ... said child imagines running away and having fantastic adventures and returns from said adventures to find that he's not held accountable for his behavior at all and rewarded with supper waiting for him.

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