Google Doodle honors “Where The Wild Things Are” artist

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to gay author Maurice Sendak, who died last year.

Sendak came out in 2008 at the age of 80 and revealed a 50-year relationship with his partner.

Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 — 85 years ago. An American illustrator and writer of children’s books, he is best known for his book „Where the Wild Things Are”, first published in 1963. The book’s depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents, as his characters were somewhat grotesque in appearance.

The doodle shows an very creative “walk around the world”. Rotating stage-layers includes some main characters of Sendaks illustrations.

Sendak died on May 8, 2012.