Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mystic Woods

I am attempting to create some comic books that are for beginner readers, but who are older than the age for which most early reader books are made. There are millions of kids and teens who are

The Princess of the Woods and her best friend, Boo.

at a low reading level, for various reasons. Comic books can be a great resource, and finally we are seeing some folks out there making comics for kids again... Great cartoonists like Scott Sava (The Dreamland Chronicles), Andy Runton (Owly), Art Baltazar (Patrick the Wolf Boy), and others.

My intention is also to adapt these books for children with autism. People with autism can have difficulty with the way words are grouped into word balloons, and I plan to address that issue in these books.

Here is a sketch of the characters from one of the books.

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