Halloo everyone,

You might have heard the news already - one of the most influential illustrators in the world of children's illustration passed away today. Maurice Sendak inspired so many of us, igniting our imaginations and feeding our creative spirits. Where the Wild Things may just be the perfect picture book. I, for one, remember the first time I heard those delicious words, Let the wild rumpus begin. Pure magic.

But rather than provide my own longwinded obit (there are plenty already out there), in honor of Mr. Sendak, I give you some new work, a giant alligator who may or may not end up eating someone. (The manuscript for Randall and Euphoria Jones' adventure is still in progress, and that naughty plot twist has yet to be determined...)

RIP Maurice Sendak

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