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John Ostrander: Maurice Sendak – in passing

13 May 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

He was a curmudgeon who didn’t have children, didn’t especially like children, and yet was probably the most noted children’s book writer and illustrator in the past fifty years, J.K. Rowling notwithstanding. He was Maurice Sendak and he died May 8th at age 83 after a stroke.

Sendak was famous for many books, especially Where The Wild Things Are, a favorite in our house. I got my Mary the full set of the McFarlane figurines and we saw and liked the movie version (many people didn’t but we did, nyah nyah).

He was infamous for books like In The Night Kitchen because its hero is a young boy named Mickey who falls out of his night clothes and runs around naked. As Lewis Black might put it, “Some people see pictures of a little boy’s wee-wee and it makes them want to cry.” It’s gotten »

- John Ostrander

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Little Nemo Rises, Another Dark Knight Rises Parody

22 January 2012 7:37 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out the latest trailer mashup featuring “Little Nemo” set to the trailer for the upcoming film “The Dark Knight Rises” by director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Memento) which stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins, Terminator Salvation, The 13 Women of Nanjing), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart, Alice in Wonderland, The Silver Linings Playbook), Tom Hardy (Inception, RocknRolla, Bronson), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Elektra Luxx, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Se7en), Gary Oldman (The Professional, The Fifth Element) and Michael Caine (Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Inception, Harry Brown). Click Here to check out our Top 30 photo gallery from »

- Brian Corder

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