‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Teaser Poster
I’m very happy to announce that The Place Theatre will be staging a production of Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ at Christmas time. I’m even more happy to announce that I will be designing and illustrating all of the marketing material!!!……x
‘Where The Wild Things Are’ has been one of my favourite books since I was 0 years old and the prospect of drawing those beloved characters and having them be seen by the public was daunting and terrifying, but incredibly exciting.
I was asked by Alex and Cally from the production company, if I would be interested in taking on the task just two weeks before the sad news of Mr Sendak’s death was announced. The book and Sendak’s illustrations have been a huge influence on so many of my own drawings and I jumped at the chance to put my own spin on such an iconic cast of characters.
Anyway, I’m amazingly excited! Here is the first ‘teaser’ Poster for the show. More to come…..Whoop Whoop!! x
Very, very sad to hear today’s news about the death of Maurice Sendak at the age of 83.
I am a huge admirer of artist who manage create complete worlds just for us. Worlds for us to escape into. Mr Sendak was an artist who did just that.
I have had the same copy of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ since I was 0 years old. It has been a gigantic influence on my work so far (just look at most of my ‘Freak of The Week’ postings) and absolutely continues to be at the forefront of my own creative output.
In fact, the next few months I have three big projects planned. All of them use ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ as a reference point in their planning notes. My mood boards are filled with those iconic characters from the books (and from the film that was inspired by it). Every meeting I have regarding these projects ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ gets a mention.
Sendak’s other books are great too, ‘In The Night Kitchen’ and ‘Seven Little Monsters’ are obviously classics in their own right. But, ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ will always have a resonating impact on me every time I read it.
Amazing illustrator, amazing writer. Amazing book.
Re-posting this in honour of Mr Maurice Sendak writer and illustrator of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ ….Huuuugely influential person. XXX