My kids spend a lot of time in the studio, but I usually kick them out when it's time to get down to some serious thinking. Yesterday was the official Take Your Child To Work Day at my older son's school, so of course it was the perfect day for a same day turnaround assignment from Brian Rea at the NYT Op-Ed section.
The editorial discussed the 25th anniversary of a critical report on the state of education in the USA entitled, A Nation At Risk. The report spoke of the imbalances, inequalities, the erosion of our educational foundations, and the possible future consequences for the Nation.
I was fortunate to have Andrés, my 6-year-old on the job with me to help out with the mental heavy lifting. He saw a ladder in one of my sketches which led to the final. He was such a big help, in fact, that I asked to include him in the art credit! Seems only fair.
Congratulations Andrés, and welcome to the world of illustration. And thanks again to Brian Rea for a tricky topic to play with.