Kyle T. Webster – Maurice Sendak for Washington Post

I read about Maurice Sendak’s passing on the day he died and was sad about the news, but not surprised. He talked a lot about death in his recent interviews. Just after lunch, I received a rush job from the Washington Post. The assignment was originally a portrait, but I am very glad the art directors and editor allowed me to steer the drawing in a different direction. Here is the result – it was sent to print that same afternoon, only two hours after the sketch was approved. This was certainly a faster turnaround than my usual jobs and I am happy with what I could draw in the time that was given. I am also extremely honored to have been a small part of the Sendak tributes that were published. His books had a big impact on my life and career. We will miss you, Maurice.

About Kyle T. Webster

Illustrator for The New Yorker, NY Times, The Atlantic, TIME, ESPN, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Scholastic, HMH, etc. // Mobile Game and App Developer with numerous games featured by Apple // Designer of over 100 logos for local, regional, and multi-national businesses // O.D.G.

3 comments

  1. the cat’s out of the bag, you do stunning work in under 3 hours. you’re in for it now.

  2. Kyle T. Webster

    Oh. Crap.

  3. Chris Gash

    Beaut, Kyle. Sell prints!

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