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What is Love Drama Camp? for Kirsten McCrossan

Jack has drawn a montage picture for his Love Drama teacher back in Scotland, Kirsten McCrossan.

Over the course of a few years, Jack attended three of these awesome Camps, had great fun, made new friends and used his imagination to the max.

Love Drama is Scotland’s independent drama in education company specialising in designing and delivering the highest quality of drama workshops for children and young people.

Jack and his friends playing Invisible Tennis at Love Drama Camp
Jack and his friends playing Invisible Tennis at Love Drama Camp

Kirsten (who runs Love Drama) emailed Jack recently and asked for his help.

Dear Jack

I am trying to sum up what a Love Drama Camp is. People keep asking me by email — what is a Love Drama Camp? I have explained it on the flyers and on the website and with photographs but still people ask!

You spent three Love Drama Camps with us last year — could you possibly sum up your experiences in a picture? Maybe that would help people — and help me!

Jack on stage performing a wee play at Love Drama Camp
Jack on stage performing a wee play at Love Drama Camp

Jack was thrilled to hear from Kirsten, Love Drama is one of the things he misses about Scotland. He was more than happy to draw a picture to help her out. Here is Jack’s picture, with an explanation from the man himself (spoken by Jack, typed by Dad):

“Everybody is doing drama. Kirsten, you are over there are telling everyone what to do. There is a Knight of the Round Table, like what we did with you. And the other things I made up. I made up stuff because you use your imagination at Love Drama. The pretend Dragon has kids inside, the Princess is in danger, and the hot Snake (held up with a stick) is protecting its eggs. All the smiles, they mean people are having fun. I remember doing your camp, everybody was smiling. So I drew some smiles. Bye, PS - I hope you like your picture?”

“Love Jack xxxxxxxxxx”

What is Love Drama Camp? for Kirsten McCrossan
What is Love Drama Camp? for Kirsten McCrossan

Korean ‘Jack Draws Anything’ book finally arrives in California

Over a year since the Korean version of Jack Draws Anything twas first published, Jack finally managed to get his hands on a copy here in California.

Entitled 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕 (literal translation — ‘I am a child king of talent donation’), its more than just a translation, lots of things have been moved around (as you can see the cover for a start).

Jack thinks its awesome to see his drawings and words in another language, especially once with such awesome symbols as Korean.

Jack with his copy of the Korean version of Jack Draws Anything
Jack with his copy of the Korean version of Jack Draws Anything — 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕

Added to the UK and Brazilian editions of his book, he now finally has all three!

Three different version of Jack’s book — Jack Draws Anything
Three different version of Jack’s book — Jack – O desenhista solidário, Jack Draws Anything and 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕

Its still not too late to pick up your copy, all the details are over on Jack’s Book page.

Buying this book helps The Sick Kids Friends Foundation, the Hospital that cares for Jack’s brothers.

Jack with all 3 different version of Jack’s book — Jack Draws Anything
Jack with all 3 different version of Jack’s book — Jack – O desenhista solidário, Jack Draws Anything and 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕

(Apologies for the poor quality photographs, the light was terrible.)

Pride of Britain Christmas Card

This is a ‘forgotten drawing’ — during a very busy 2012, we completely forgot to put this awesome artwork onto Jack’s website. Sorry everyone!

Back in December 2012, the nice folk over at the Pride of Britain Awards asked Jack if he would design a Christmas Card for them.

Jack was more than happy to help out after being looked after so nicely back in November.

Jack’s “Christmas Pride of Britain Angel” Christmas Card
Jack’s “Christmas Pride of Britain Angel” Christmas Card

He put together a “Christmas Pride of Britain Angel” (based on the famous Pride of Britain Award design), complete with present, gift tag, tinsel and Santa hat.

Unfortunately the guys at Pride of Britain didn’t have time to use Jack’s design so it never saw light of day, until now. Jack really hopes you like it!

Busy Bees Gym logo for The Great Outdoor Gym Company

This is a ‘forgotten drawing’ — during a very busy 2012, we completely forgot to put this awesome artwork onto Jack’s website. Sorry everyone!

Jack received an email from Georgie at The Great Outdoor Gym Company in England. She asked Jack if he could design a logo for their new Busy Bees Gym range, in exchange for a three–figure–donation to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

She had seen Jack on the Pride of Britain Awards and heard him mention that his favourite thing to draw was a Bumblebee.

The Great Outdoor Gym Company designs outdoor gyms for adults & children and their new Primary School outdoor gym range is called the Busy Bees Gym.

Jack was more than happy to help, he loves drawing bees.

Busy Bees Gym logo for The Great Outdoor Gym Company
Busy Bees Gym logo for The Great Outdoor Gym Company

Jack was very happy with his logo. Just like a real Graphic Designer, Jack’s logo made it into TGOGC’s corporate brochure and onto their website.

Here are some screenshots of his logo in the wild:

Jack’s logo in the wild looking fantastic in The Great Outdoor Gym Company 2013 Brochure
Jack’s logo in the wild looking fantastic in The Great Outdoor Gym Company 2013 Brochure
Jack’s logo in the wild looking super in The Great Outdoor Gym Company 2013 Brochure
Jack’s logo in the wild looking super in The Great Outdoor Gym Company 2013 Brochure
Jack’s logo in the wild looking awesome in The Great Outdoor Gym Company 2013 Brochure
Jack’s logo in the wild looking awesome in The Great Outdoor Gym Company 2013 Brochure

Octopug (Octopus & Pug mash–up) for Craig ‘Tapecat’ McCudden

Jack received a cool surprise in the mail from fantastic American artist Craig ‘Tapecat’ McCudden. Craig was one of the lucky folk to receive a Jack drawing (Felix the Cat) the first time round and we have remained friends since.

Craig runs a fun project where he decorates envelopes with his fantastic artwork. The reason he does this is simple. To cheer up the mail handlers, and make the recipient HAPPY! Getting mail these days is great and even better when its decorated with awesome artwork.

Craig very kindly decided to send one to Jack, which you can see below. Its an animal mash–up called a HEDGEHAWK.

A “Hedgehawk” for Jack Henderson on an envelope and mailed to Jack from Craig ‘Tapecat’ McCudden
A “Hedgehawk” for Jack Henderson on an envelope and mailed to Jack from Craig ‘Tapecat’ McCudden

Jack decided to reciprocate the gesture and send Craig his own surprise in the mail. Jack decided to combine his favourite animal of the moment, a Pug with another animal. He loved how Craig had combined a Hedgehog and a Hawk to come up with a HEDGEHAWK, so he decided to combine a Pug and an Octopus to come up with OCTOPUG!

Octopug (Octopus & Pug mash–up) for Craig ‘Tapecat’ McCudden
Octopug (Octopus & Pug mash–up) for Craig ‘Tapecat’ McCudden

Jack hopes you like Octopug. He does.