Eons ago I thought of becoming a cartoonist. I even had a strip in a few small newspapers for a while. But plans change and other stuff took over. I guess the kids' books have been the later expression of that dream. Never the less here is a sketch I found from that time. I did have a beard and I often was stuck for ideas not realizing that they were never very far. Some things never change. Except the beard. It's gone.