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From Whence The Wild Things Came: A Talk With Maurice Sendak

One thing Nerdist is concerned with is, of course, the process by which creative people create. In that vein, if you grew up with Where the Wild Things Are and/or In the Night Kitchen, you’ll want to hear Maurice Sendak discuss his career and work in a brief interview as part of the Tate Shots series. He’s delightfully blunt about things like why there’s no Wild Things 2, or the influence of William Blake (“I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about, but I love him”), and he talks about trying to reflect how children see things that others can’t see.

The Tate has a YouTube channel that has discussions with several artists, including a talk with Ray Harryhausen about his collection of John Martin engravings. It’s all worth watching if you’re seriously into modern art.

HT: The Mary Sue, io9

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  1. GregS says:

    I’m going to be that guy who points out that “whence” means “from where”, so the “from” in “from whence” is redundant.

  2. Joe V. says:

    More process please! I love this stuff and it’s such an inspiration.

  3. Artie says:

    “From From What Place The Wild Things Came”?

  4. farleyk says:

    Fresh Air, the NPR program, has been doing their “Best of 2011” series the last week or so, and an interview with Mr. Sendak was the one that got the most listener response this past year. If you listen to it, you’ll easily see why.