Saturday, June 10, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for June 10

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator or "Where the Wild Things Are" was born on June 10, 1928.

‘Wild Things’ Author is Born

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born on this day in 1928 and is best known for his work and writing of the 1963’s children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are” which was first published in 1963. It is said that Sendak based the monsters in the book on his relatives that would visit his family on Sundays during his childhood. In 2009, a live action movie was made of the story which was directed by Spike Jonze. In addition to writing and illustrating almost 100 books, Sendak also work on set deisign for theatre and ballet. Sadly, Sendak never believed in God. In an interview with Terry Gross of NPR, Sendak said “It must have made life much easier for some religious friends of his. He passed away on May 8, 2012 due to a stroke. He was 83.