Lloyd Alexander, we’ll miss you.

I just found out that Lloyd Alexander died. He was truly one of my childhood heroes.
The Chronicles of Prydain blew me away as a kid, I loved them so much.
Ironically, a few days ago I found a neat little project that I did when I was about 10 (roughly the same age that my own kids are now).
Here it is, my very own High King Card Game!

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It was fun rediscovering this for a few reasons. It shows that I was already into making “products” at that age (earlier, actually). I am sure that I got out of some other kind of report or boring project by offering to do this instead. It also shows what my art looked like at age 10 or 11, which I really wanted to show my kids.
Sometimes they ask me “Why can’t I draw as well as you?”
To which I say, “Because I have been drawing for 35 years!”
This little card set is proof positive that they already do draw as well as me, at the same age, if not better.

It also shows that I was obsessed with The Chronicles of Prydain, which they fully understand, too.
There are a lot of good things about having kids, and it’s particularly fun watching them read the same books and seeing their reactions.
They often make me want to revisit old series and re-read them, or read new ones that they like.

Who out there hasn’t yet read The Chronicles of Prydain?
Try them out if you haven’t, you won’t be dissappointed.

One comment on “Lloyd Alexander, we’ll miss you.

  • on Friday, August 10, 2007 at 9:42 pm, Candace Prosser said:

    I found your site by searching for Lloyd Alexander illustrator on Google….Love your work.

    And you are so right He totally rocked.

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