My love of comics and drawing came honestly — my dad loved them both. I grew up in a house full of books on cartooning and spent many Saturdays rifling through the 25 cent boxes at The Great Escape. When I wasn’t doing that, I was drawing. But, I “grew up.” I got self-conscious. I stopped drawing. Luckily, I had kids — two little girls, Grace (8) & Cate (7). One day they asked if we could draw together. And, a bedtime tradition was born.We pick one character and spend five to 15 minutes drawing — just enough to have fun, but not enough to be a perfectionist. And, along the way, we’ve made a lot of amazing friends.
The 5MM Crew …
Tim – I’m the one with the beard.
Grace (8) – She’s the heart and soul of 5MM. Her love of all things art is what started the whole ball rolling down the hill. And, her work to be a better artist pushes us forward.
Cate (7) – She’s mostly on strike, but she’s coming around. She keeps us all laughing. She rejects the notion that her hair was the inspiration for Medusa from the Inhumans.
Stop readin’ … start drawin’ …We hope you’ll join us in our tradition and send us your art. You may not be setting the kid in your life up for a lifelong love of comics … but, we’re willing to bet you’ll have fun. Click here to learn about submitting art. It’s easy.