Jeff, very respectful and appropriate to use one of the artist’s wonderful drawings for this piece.
I don’t think Mr. Sendack would mind if I took the opportunity to honor his life as an illustrator and artist to comment on the “Pixelation” of his work and the work of other artists, who draw for children and the child in all of us.
It was disappointing to see the digitized result of Theodor Geisel’s classic “The Lorax”, as well as Sendack’s “Where the Wild Things Are”.
Digitally animated films have their place and some are beautiful and stunning, but it is wrong to take an established, venerated artist’s mark and destroy it.
That’s exploitation and it cheapens the story.
I would hope someone like Don Bluth or Chuck Jones would be inspired take on these great stories, retell them, and preserve the classic original drawings in animation.
Ask yourself, which version of “The Grinch” works better.
Mr. Sendack, well done.