Blown Covers
May 8, 2012 7:03 PM   Subscribe

Blown Covers is a blog by New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly and her daughter Nadja Spiegelman, who is an editor and comics creator herself. The blog focuses on The New Yorker but today has been Maurice Sendak themed with a short comic by Art Spiegelman and Sendak about a conversation they had, a Sendak New Yorker cover, a short Sendak comic called Cereal Baby Keller and an even shorter Sendak comic.
posted by Kattullus (14 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, forgot one thing. The archive is a very handy way to browse through.
posted by Kattullus at 7:08 PM on May 8, 2012

Looks like it's having some trouble.
posted by Artw at 7:10 PM on May 8, 2012

Actually it's working now.
posted by Artw at 7:11 PM on May 8, 2012

Oh yeah, looks like the Spiegelman/Sendak comic page is having some trouble. Here are links to the images themselves, which since they're hosted by Tumblr, shouldn't have any problems: 1, 2.
posted by Kattullus at 7:14 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]

We need children's authors and illustrators who confront and address:

They believe they've won the fight
They believe I'm gone — not quite
Nothing ever works out neatly
Bullies don't give up completely
One departs, the next appears
And we shall meet again, my dears
Though I go, I won't go far
I'll be back!
     Love, Brundibar
posted by Nomyte at 7:24 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

I believe your last two links are identical.
posted by caryatid at 7:38 PM on May 8, 2012

Love that Spiegelman/Sendak comic
posted by shothotbot at 7:43 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yup! The second to last link was, Cereal Baby Keller, was supposed to point here. In case the servers keep fritzing out, here's a direct image link.
posted by Kattullus at 7:44 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Mod note: Fixed the link, carry on
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:50 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by gingerest at 8:04 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Oh boy, I loved Cereal Baby Keller, thanks! It totally reminds me of early newspaper comics. I was sad to learn of his death via this post (and not the obit post downstream). Thanks for posting this.
posted by not_on_display at 9:57 PM on May 8, 2012

Wow, the Spiegelman/Sendak comic is ... yeah, like psychotic cannibals vomiting into your mouth. Good, though.
posted by Joe in Australia at 10:27 PM on May 8, 2012

These are great on so many levels. Thanks.
posted by barnacles at 1:23 AM on May 9, 2012

The last two really remind me of Peter Blegvad's Leviathan (see, for example, "Orpheus" [toth to GregNog].) No surprise, really, given Blegvad's mention of Sendak as a specific influence.
posted by progosk at 12:39 AM on May 10, 2012

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