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Video: Maurice Sendak On Being A Kid (Blank On Blank’s Animated Version)

Blank On Blank finds vintage interview tapes and adds new animations. Their mission: “to curate and transform journalists’ unheard interviews with American icons. The future of journalism is remixing the past.”

I enjoyed this 2009 interview with Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut home, and thought the creators did a good job at matching the tone of the animations to the interview content. You can find more info about Blank On Blank’s other projects at their website(Thanks to Monica Edinger for the video link.)

Yesterday was what would have been Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday. Google had a great Google Doodle tribute to Sendak:

Some advice for writers from Maurice Sendak:

“Unplug when you need inspiration.” (4 Lessons On Writing (And Life) From Maurice Sendak | PRDaily)

“Wield a more subversive sword!” (from a Slate post/obituary)

Stories about children need to reflect the truth. (Why Maurice Sendak Insisted He Didn’t Write For Children | TIME)

More Maurice Sendak video goodness…

Maurice Sendak talks about his career, William Blake and writing children’s books (“I don’t know how to write children’s books…”) in 2011 in his upstate New York home. Warning: some of Maurice’s language is not child-friendly. 🙂

Maurice Sendak on his work, childhood, inspirations:

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