Marcia Noyes

My Child Wants to be...a Cartoonist

Kids' Pages Family Magazine | September 2006

Scan 57

The day your child first holds a crayon or a #2 pencil, he doodles. At first, you smile at the shapes he creates, then the funny faces that fill those shapes. Eventually you notice entire notebook margins filled with the same characters also seen lying around the house on scraps of paper towels, torn envelopes and even toilet paper. Initially, you think it is just a passing creative phase, but now you begin wondering: Is my child really going to be an artist? Is he destined to be a starving artist?