Saltram House, I took about forty photos of him engrossed in one of his beloved classic cartoon annuals. And he was so completely absorbed he didn't even notice my clicking camera and pull his usual self conscious grimaces.
Okay, an advanced understanding of Desperate Dan and cow pie isn't necessarily going to equip a kid with knowledge that will help them to change the world in monumental fashion. But maybe the enthusiasm he shows when I bring home a new comic book will kickstart his own personal exploration of what can be found between other hard covers and paperbacks. And who knows what exciting adventures that he might embark on as a consequence of being inspired by the writing of others?