Captured: The Illustrator

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 6:07 PM

My son started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil.  He also loves to read. He writes and illustrates his own original comics all the time.  Lately, it seems that he wants to read comics more than chapter books, which concerns me, but it's such a positive and creative outlet for him that I figure there are other battles that will surely come that are more worth the fight. 

The photo below captures one of his doodling sessions.  I'd like to draw your attention to his attempt to capture FloRida's annoyingly catchy lyrics.  Can you spot it?  He recently saw the movie, Zookeeper, and that song is played a few times throughout the movie.  For some reason, it comforts me to know that he doesn't understand most of what people are saying in songs these days!

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun. ~George Scialabba