Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Last April I was working on a Star Trek comic with Keith DeCandido(Star Trek Captain's Log:Jellico) and I came to a point in the script that required a background peppered with children's drawings. I decided to go for authenticity and asked an old friend from high school if her kids would like to contribute. There names are Javen and Elijah.
They did several illustrations.
It looked great.
They had a blast.
see more here.
Today I got this from their mother,my friend from high school, Amy Tomaso
"SO - attached is ONE page from Javen's latest work. I got him a Transformers comic book. He is still drawing - but (and this is a quote) he is 'working on his style'. He is adding scenery details - this has rain and the brown is rocks. He 'copied' from one of the pages... he stapled 4 pages together to make his own comic. Too cute.... when he was done, he was looking at it - like he was analyzing it - and said 'i think Jim should see this - can u email it for me?' Kid kills me.... so - here you go. He's also working on 'writing' his own story lines.... this is just awesome :)"
I've included Javen's work here and I think its just fantastic! I'm thrilled he's taken an interest in both reading and art and that the interest has seemed to take hold now for almost a year.
I should also add that I'm thrilled to see he's reading IDW. The kid's got taste!
I work 100+ hrs a week but rarely feel that I really get anything done. This most certainly changes that.
Keep up the great work Javen! I can't wait to see what comes next!