My buddy Jim Hull, NASA Exhibits Manager, is a passionate painter and cartoonist. Years ago, he created a cartoon character named Plumpie. Jim gave me a shout out as a new character in Plumpie’s story. I thought I’d share the story with you.
Here I am in full-figured cartoon form. Finally, I get wings and a wand!!
My character entered the story after Jim and I had a series of conversations about how each story needs relevance. My question: why should anyone care. As storytellers, we need to find ways to connect to our audiences, no matter what story we’re telling. You’ll find the conversation reflected in the story below.
Please enjoy Jim’s Legend of Plumpkin: Tales from the PlumpPatch!
Jim also creates great rocket art. Check it out. Here is Plumpie going to space in his rocket ark.
The drawing below is my very favorite of all. Very whimsical and fun. I can see an entire retro-ish space cartoon in this style.
Jim? What say you?
Jim is busy working on an ambitious project to create an experiential art display where users can interact with a series of 50 paintings. You can follow Jim at @JimEHull on Twitter.