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The Avengers On Parade Pays Respect To Maurice Sendak

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The Avengers On Parade Pays Respect To Maurice Sendak
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With the unfortunate death of Maurice Sendak, the Internet has been busy coming up with different ways to pay their respects to the groundbreaking children’s author, whose most famous work, Where the Wild Things, lives on in the hearts and minds of the young and old alike. Whether it’s featuring the video of Christopher Walken reading Sendak’s unforgettable book or impressive drawings from Andy Marlette, Sendak’s passing was given the proper respect.

All that being said, perhaps the most impressive piece comes from Deviant Art member, AgarthanGuide, who, by combining The Avengers with Sendak’s Wild Things, you get this incredible homage to the great children’s author. I would recommend clicking the image for its full-size version, because some things are better appreciated in their original state:

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The piece is loving called “Avengers on Parade,” and the artist who created it left something of a thank you note to Sendak:

Two things on my mind today-

RIP Maurice Sendak.

Yay Avengers.

Okay – I put together some wallpapers using the original – I tried to make them as big as possible and cover the major aspect ratios. You can download them here. Enjoy!

Also- I don’t have any plans to print it. The Avengers don’t belong to me, I feel like I got lucky, and I would rather share the nostalgia, you know? … Tom Hiddleston and Joe Hill both saw fit to tweet this. I just can’t…

AgarthanGuide’s cheerful Sendak-Avengers mash-up on @deviantART http://t.co/L2drcaxL(image) 3 hours ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

This is so lovely. I’m going to get a wall, just to hang this on it: http://t.co/Gv0wwV8R #WhereTheWildAvengersAre(image) 4 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

(Hewitt’s tweet was retweeted by Hiddleston)

In case you’re unaware, Tom Hiddleston is the actor who played Loki in the recently-released Avengers movie. Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son, and is an accomplished author in his own right. As for the awesome creation, like I said, if you don’t view “Avengers on Parade” in its full size, you’re only cheating yourself.

The Avengers On Parade Pays Respect To Maurice Sendak
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  • howard

    i’m wild and i’m offended.
    well, seriously, sendak’s death and the avengers premiere is like all of my awkward childhood coming down on my head at age 35.
    wish i’d thought of this, kudos to the artist.

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