I could hardly choose a more optimistic topic for the first post of the kevinspin.com blog than a brief note on how Kevin Spin inspires children. If you already know Kevin Spin a little, I think you are surprised with the first sentence. Kevin is not a character that should inspire anyone, and especially not children. Unless we want our children to learn new moral excesses or discuss with them how to avoid paying taxes through an unclear structure of the off-shore companies at a dinner.
Fortunately, inspiration I have in mind is a visual inspiration. It is a sheer joy of cartoon characters, colors, and shapes, without understanding of sarcastic communication we laugh at.
This short post was triggered by illustration of a seven-year-old girl, who drew her "Kevin Spin" based on actual comic strips. As children usually do she took a real picture of Kevin, put it into her children's reality and here is the result:
The story of the strip is not very sophisticated. Kevin Spin goes to a school, and the teacher calls him on. In front of the board, he stumbles and the whole class laughs at him. When she was telling me the story, her eyes were shining with joy. At that moment I realized I would be very happy if Kevin Spin stories brought the same kind of joy for you. I know this is difficult to achieve, but I also know it is worth trying ...