28 August 2006

Tabatha Papworth's Talking & Tap-Dancing Tadpoles (a guest submission - chip off the old block or usurper?)



This is by my ten year old daughter. She asked me for a title and I gave her 'Tabatha Papworth's Tap-Dancing Tadpoles' as alliteration seemed to be the order of the day. Undaunted by the absurdity and stupidity of her dad's suggestion, she added 'talking' to the title and quickly produced this magical little strip. Every time I see her she fills reams of paper with similarly wonderful little stories - I wish I had her energy and a tenth of her output! This was definitely the pick of the bunch this time but there were lots of really good stories to choose from. As well as providing the title, I inked it so that the scanner would pick it up (she was supposed to ink it herself but didn't get round to it before she went home) and re-sized some of the speech bubbles so that they were a wee bit less cramped but apart from that it's all her own work. Best viewed full size by clicking on the image and looking at it in flickr (although, I've just discovered, you need to have an account and be signed in to actually see it in different sizes - sorry!)

7 comments:

marja-leena said...

Oh, talented daughter! Her drawing is very clear and uncluttered with a great sense of style. You can be justly proud of her!

Dem said...

Thanks Marja-Leena - I'll pass your comments on to her. She really is a talent. Her creative imagination is probably her greatest strength but she's strong in so many areas. It's like I'm the beta version and when she's groan-up, she'll be the fully functioning final version. Until her children (should she have them) start usurping her!

Molly Bloom said...

You'll have to keep all of these safe for her Dem. This is lovely. I like the little dancing tadpoles the best...aren't they lovely? Yes..I'd agree about the imagination. I hope she keeps that creativity forever.

Dem said...

Yeah - I have hundreds of these but I'm trying to keep them all safe. Tom and Tilly certainly are the best - tip tap-tap tip - I love the one tango-ing with a pencil!

tournesol said...

totally excellent. and indeed groovy. what an amazing imagination and execution!

chip off the old usurpation, i'd say :-)

Dem said...

Thanks tournesol - groovy it is I reckon. I'll pass your comments on to her.

yvette said...

hi dad and thnks everybody! i am glad u like my tapdancing tadpoles! (LOL) AND 'EYUP DAD!