Saturday, May 26, 2007

Cartoon Class Characters

It is not unusual for parents and educators to send their special needs kids to "cartoon class" or to "cartoon school." Sometimes, they do not disclose ahead of time, that the child has problems or special needs.

There are those who will send their kids to a full time, three year art school, just because they don't know what else to do with them. ( I used to be both student, and house parent, then Instructor, at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts, here at Dover, NJ ) I discovered then, as a house parent, that some of the cartoon students really wanted to be rock stars or musicians, but that their parents had refused to send them to music school. After school, they preferred to practice music than to work on their art assignments.

Than; of course, there were those students who worked hard, applied themselves; were serious about their art careers; graduated, and went on to excel and accomplish great things.

Don Cole

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