04 August 2009

The Mark of the Wild Thing

Last week Entertainment Weekly ran this photo by Michael Muller of Max Records, star of the cinematic adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. (The magazine's website features a different image.) It immediately made me ask:

What did he have written on his left palm?

(Me, I've always preferred this new technology we call "paper.")

Many attendees at the San Diego Comic-Con reported online that the words were something author-illustrator Maurice Sendak had told Records during a birthday phone call. He'd written them down to read to the audience:
“You know I really love this movie and I hope people like it, because if not they can all go straight to hell.”

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