by Gary Lacoste
In June I had a great time talking to some first grade art classes about being an illustrator.
Mrs. Kaisla, the art teacher, gave the kids an assignment: draw a comic strip. As an example for the class I drew a comic strip of a frog eating a fly.
Amazing comics of conquest and carnage came from the imaginations of these first graders. Zombie cats eating people, wolves devouring girls stuck in trees, sharks attacking swimmers.. you get the idea. In the other classes when drawing my frog strip I made sure the fly got away...