So my mom, in trying to keep her eldest grandson occupied, decided to go through my library in my room and chanced on this book: "How to Draw Comic Book Heroes and Villains" by Christopher Hart. Where I got this book, I can’t remember, did it help me, not really, but its a fun book to read. Anyways my eldest boy is 2 going on 3 and his auntie had already exposed him (against better judgement I think) to the modern Superman animated series. So now my kid is all “Superman this,” and “Superman that.” Not that I MIND Superman, I just think for a three year old the new series is a bit too violent and just gets more violent the more the series progresses. So back to the story at hand, obviously my mom thought that all Superheroes are the same and one “superhero book” is as good as any other, however this is a book that TELLS you HOW to draw them… there will be NUDITY for one and girls with big boobs and small tight fitting costumes. My mom was not really upset about me HAVING this book, but she didn’t know HOW to answer the inevitable question: “Granny what’s that?” whilst pointing to some size D cleavage. ROTFLMAO. Anyways The UPSHOT of all of this is that what has happened is my son has sat with this book for HOURS and has ABSORBED the simple storytelling of a comic book style to come up with his OWN imaginary stories. For example: There is an image in the book of a super heroine leaping and next to her is a random image of a building and a window. In my son’s world, she is trying to escape a burning building while Superman comes down to save her. That’s the story. They all lived happily ever after. Onto the next adventure!
Don’t you just LOVE how kids learn and develop? Amazing! He’s now going back to dare care I’m sure, RIGHT now and telling the stories about Superman! This boy’s a chip off the old block eh? and I have another coming up in the wings!