The first author I ever met was Maurice Sendak. I told him he inspired my artwork. He asked if I was an illustrator. In my young mind (I was nineteen or twenty) I thought I had to be making money to be called an illustrator, so I said no. A moment later I realized what he meant, but there was the press of the line behind me and I was embarrassed, so I quietly let him sign my book and I moved on. But I met him, and I'll never forget that. Thank you, Mr. Sendak, for filling my imagination with Wild Things.
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