826LA is a non-profit that puts on field trips for kids in the Los Angeles area. I like to participate in the storytelling/bookmaking field trip as 'the illustrator'. The kids, often 1st-4th grades write a story together as a class while the illustrator draws it. The story ends on a cliffhanger, and each child writes his own ending. The whole thing gets bound together and everyone walks out as a new author. For fun, I'm posting one story about Brio, a fox with a love for Michael Jackson dolls, who lives with her family in their den. One day, while picnicking, a baby alien with 100 legs, ten eyes, and a face shaped like a cherry steals Brio away and takes her to his planet in his giant cherry spaceship. There, he puts Brio in a brain switching machine. The rest of the Fox family builds an army, then a shuttle (from legos and bandaids) to come to the rescue. But which being contains the real Brio? I illustrate while the story takes shape.
These are 20 minute drawings! By seat of pants, rest assured. Be gentle.