I've been drawing cartoons all my life and have taught cartooning since 1973. My real job for over 30 years was in insurance. After retirement from insurance, I decided to focus on helping kids learn how to draw cartoons using the book I had developed for my classes. Cartoon FUNdamentals is a simple but effective method of combining individual features (12 per step) to create over 250 million variations of cartoon faces. This is my primary tool when working with kids ( My oldest "kid" was 98 years young!).
idecided to combine cartooning with a message about eating a healthy diet...from a kid's perspective. I wrote and illustrated: Discover the MAGIC of Rainbows: Annie Oxidant follows the path to healthy foods", a children's book about eating a rainbow. I lived in a Northwestern Lower Michigan resort area, Traverse City. The book was used by several health organizations involved with children's health issues...childhood diabetes in particular. It was during this time period, while working with elementary schools, Registered Dieticians and health professionals, that I developed the program of a book reading and cartoon drawing to affect change in how children perceived whole food...vegetables in particular. It has been very effective in overcoming a child's natural suspicion of green vegetable and replacing it with curiosity...a major paradigm shift in thinking.
When I moved to South Florida in 2014, I was delighted to learn about http://JoeDiMaggioChildrensHospital.com? It is amazing! As a volunteer, I combine my love of cartooning and working with kids! I teach he kids to draw cartoons...both in the classroom in the hospital, in their rooms, activity centers, the Family Resource Center, out patient cancer treatment and dialysis areas...basically, wherever I can find them.
up to this point, I have provided the books and materials I give them at my cost. I can no longer afford to do it and am running out of books and supplies. That is the purpose of this fund-raiser...to get more books printed and replenish supplies. I hope you will help me continue with your support.
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