Did anyone catch the shoutout to Maurice Sendak on The L Word this week? He didn’t, but allowed to me this morning that Jennifer Beals nekkid would definitely be worth drawing (I’m not being gratuitous; see the recap).
In any event, he was far more worked up about Susan Patron’s problems with a few librarians, having been there himself, and wanted me to tell you all how disgusted he was by the whole controversy. “This is such a putdown to those of us who spend our lives creating art for children. It’s acutely embarrassing to adults, and shows a complete lack of respect for children and their books, especially when you know children’s fascination with and candor about the body. Bravo for the lady who put it on the first page.”