“Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile. They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy. We sentimentalize children, but they know what’s real and what’s not. They understand metaphor and symbol. If children are different from us, they are more spontaneous. Grown-up lives have become overlaid with dross.” - Maurice Sendak
I did some cheap editing (using screencaps, Google images and Paint.net) and came up with this… I wish his hair were floofier, but I figured the pajama hoodie should be squashing a good deal of it (sadly, as I love Max’s hair).
An honest-to-God knee-jerk reaction to remembering that the character from “Where the Wild Things Are” is also called Max and… Well, what a fitting context anyway, no? He definitely is a ‘wild thing,’ hehe ^_^