In todays post I would like to explain a bit more about Max and Jack and where the idea of the series came from.
It was 2003, I was is year 11 in high school sitting my english exam and had finished with roughly 1/2 an hour to spare. Im not sure to this day what urged me to do this but I just started sketching the first rough images of a boy named Max and a dog named Jack. I must admit I was pretty happy with myself until at the end of the exam when the teacher collected my paper and told me there and then that my paper was disqualified because I had drawn on it. I sat there upset until she walked of with my paper when something prompted me to say “can I at least tear of the page I drew on to keep?” which she then let me do YAY 🙂
A few months later whilst decluttering my bedroom I found my drawing, sat on my bed and pondered at it and from there the idea started to rush into my head about a children’s book featuring them. But not just any old children’s book it had to teach something and mean something and thats where ‘Around the world adventures of Max & Jack’ was born. From there came my vision.
My vision since I was a young girl was that if people knew more about other people from different countries, cultures, religions and races, the world would be a better place through better understanding of one another.
Children are the future of the world and values they will carry for life are usually imbedded in their minds during childhood. So If children of the world read Max and Jack and follow their adventures hopefully acceptance of other people will be imbedded in their minds for life. And hopefully the world will be a better place for all in the future.