THEY WILL TALK
People need heroes. Each of us has our own. They support us by their example, teach us to become better, or to feel better about ourselves, to get over difficult times, to be an inspiration.
If you are a little boy or girl, most likely your heroes come from cartoons and books.
This drawing series is a story about such heroes.
My son Leo asked me to draw him those whom he likes, who make him laugh or admire. When he was only two years old, and he just had learned to speak. He always liked to talk, but sometimes there weren’t enough words. And he wanted to learn from his friends - drawn heroes. When the first hero was painted, I had no idea how far this story would go, but it seems that Leo already had his own plan!
At first, he asked me to draw some heroes, and then he put them in my hands and with a serious look informed:
“They will talk.” This meant that he was ready to watch the performance, which I should have arranged by voicing them, inventing a plot, or playing out an existing one. It could go on forever which was not easy. I painted with pleasure, but for further games it was more difficult, especially since there were more and more heroes. However, maternal patience is the perpetual motion machine.
Our family has a wonderful friend Dmitry Fedorov, he is a sound director on radio Russia, and also he is the host of the author’s radio program Mirum in Modum. Once he invited my husband and my son to be his guests in this project, and they all liked so much! In the end they became participants in other audio casts. I regularly drew covers for them once a month. But Leo insisted on
my participation in the program, and in the end, I also became a guest
of Mirum in Modum.
Children need care, food, warmth, and a game that will teach them some new things, and make you think.
Show must go on, THEY WILL TALK!