Loved this interview with Maurice Sendak, author/illustrator galore. Dude’s got attitude, like little Max.
“Herman Melville said that artists have to take a dive… and either you hit your head on a rock and you split your skull and you die, OR, that blow to the head was so inspiring you come back up and do the greatest work you ever did. BUT you have to take the dive.”
“People say, why didn’t you do Wild Things II? Wild Things I was such a success… Go to hell. Go to hell. I’m not a whore. I don’t do those things.”
Last week I got messaged from a guy who was interested in interviewing me for an article he was writing on Facebook app developers. I said, sure, of course – I used to be a journalist and I revel in giving journalists what they want. For some reason, it didn’t occur to me to ask which paper; I work in marketing and I guess I’m used to pitching by now.
After we finished, he casually mentioned it was going in Globes. Globes! That’s only the fanciest high profile financial business paper ’round these parts…
Today, I got a call from the photographer who wanted to come take my picture for the article. The whole thing was a trip because I used to be the one asking the questions and taking pictures.
I’ve been interviewed for articles before though. This was especially fun because I got to do the photog chatter in Hebrew. The photographer was actually the antithesis of pushy Israeli photojournalist. I posed and probably look incredibly dorky in the photos, but then again, see the second paragraph of this post.
The article is supposedly coming out for the weekend paper (Thursday/Friday). We’ll see how it comes out.