It’s Epic Friday! These days can be for fantasy comics or child-like wish fulfillment. So today I wanted to draw a picture of something really cool – my childhood teddy bear growing giant and carrying me to school! (Actually this is a hybrid of my bear and my brother Mark’s bear. His bear had a round body like this, but stubby legs. My bear had long limbs, but a beat-up not-so-cute face. So I took the best of both bears.)
Yes, that is a Crayola Crayon sky! It’s a color called “robin’s egg blue” from the 120-pack. Back in my day, the alternatives to blue were cornflower and periwinkle, both of which sucked. Today’s kids: you are lucky!
Have a great weekend, everybody! See you tomorrow for Weekend Kids #5!
When I was young, my Dad would tell me stories about Nyla & Jimmy – a little boy and a little girl who lived in a treehouse and had lots of fun adventures. The story I loved the most was about a great eagle who came to take them on a fantastic journey.
When I started thinking about Nyla & Jimmy again a few days ago I realized that I always imagined Jimmy to be me and Nyla to be my little sister Catherine. So this is my drawing of that story from all those years ago!
Happy Fathers Day, Dad! I love you and thanks for helping me use my imagination!
To help you know this is me in the 80s, I put Ronald Reagan on the eagle too.