The Middle Earth Illustrators J.R.R. Tolkien Loved—and the Ones He…

While Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now The Hobbit movie may be how many modern folks see Middle Earth, it's important to remember that the first person to illustrate J.R.R. Tolkien's world was Tolkien himself. Tolkien had a very clear sense of how Middle Earth should and should not look, and while he… » 12/16/12 7:00am 12/16/12 7:00am

The Avengers, in style of Maurice Sendak

And now, an illustration that distills the cultural zeitgeist of the past week. Artist Hannah Friederichs has drawn Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the fashion of the late, great Maurice Sendak. Click on the lower-right corner of the above picture for the full spread. Hat tip to Seivewright! » 5/11/12 8:50am 5/11/12 8:50am

Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak passes away at 83

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak — who crafted so many of our childhoods with such books as Where The Wild Things Are, Outside Over There, and In The Night Kitchen — has passed away at the age of 83. Sendak's most recent book, 2011's Bumble-Ardy, began its life as a Sesame Street short. » 5/08/12 6:00am 5/08/12 6:00am

Sendak Promises Wild Things Movie Will Be Dark and Controversial

The Where the Wild Things' trailer may have been declawed, but according to original author Maurice Sendak, the movie still has bite. In a new featurette, Sendak calls Spike Jonze's adaptation "dangerous," and promises it will stir controversy. » 7/27/09 11:44am 7/27/09 11:44am