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we open to the sounds of the city.

a lunch bag is swaying back and forth. Here is a story of a boy who is being given a life lesson. 

Give away lunch. You have got to be kidding?

Grumble, grumble!

I slid it over to him, so why won't he take it.  

He kept ignoring me,  pushing it back, even when I tried multiple times. Then he just got up and left.

Finally I chased him down and sincerely offered him the food. 

He took a bite of the apple, smiled, and walked off into the crowd. 

Sorry for the roughness, I'll clean them up today. 

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Layout

In gathering reference, I went back to pictures that reflected the spot where I was asked to feed the homeless, Market Street in San Francisco. I decided to change the location to Union Square in San Francisco because some other important events happened there and this is a tributes to the homeless man who gave me encouragement in the park.   Here are some of the better pics. 

So I created a scene on the steps where the two character could meet.

So I'll overlay my characters using tracing paper like this.  

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Character design

This is not the focus of the class so I am putting together simply formed characters that will contrast well in the panels.  For the kid I'm going with square and triangles, with the man a square and elongated half circles. The dad is just seen as legs. 

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Id like to share a reflective piece of my wonderful aunt, who in my formative years, made me spend a summer day feeding the homeless in Downtown San Francisco. I recently had a chance to share this same experience again with my aunt(she's the server in my picture), but now with the perspective of my son.  Can you find him in the picture? I hope to blend the two events into one.

I'd like to create a tale of why i enjoy crashing myself against the waves. I'm not alone, my kids do the same. There is fear. There is action And adventure. And lots of laughter. 

Why do I like washing dishes or the car?  Is it okay that a grown man has his own bottle of Mr. bubbles?  We all love bubbles, making them, popping them, the shapes, the unpredictable flight patterns. Watch me master the art of bubbleology.  

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