My drawing board

This is my drawing board that my Grandfather made me when I was 14 (as a Christmas gift, some 32 years ago). It remains in my studio, where I still use it lovingly to this day, in addition to my desk that houses my Cintiq, computer and monitors, etc. I remember sitting at it at 14, drawing comics and cartoon characters, dreaming of one day having my own comic strip with my own characters and my own world that maybe others might care about. (I was a nerdy kid who spent most of his time with books, drawing materials, paper, comic books and animated cartoons.)

I called my Grandparents last week, just to tell them how I still use my board, and always will… how it’s seen me through my entire career… myself as a dreamer and it as my steadfast companion and reminder of my long-time love and devotion to my craft.

Thanks, Grampa, for creating this for me with your own hands. You had no idea you were building a time machine that would ground me and enable this dream… yesterday, today… and for as long as we travel together. <3

– David

6 thoughts on “My drawing board

  1. This was an awesome post. We often have no idea how early we get set on the path that is our lives, but we generally remember who helped us take that first step. Glad your grandparent are still with you and that you can still thank them for the gift you have shared with all of us.

  2. Gorgeous desk. Made all the more valuable by the love and craftsmanship of a grandfather. I understand why you treasure it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. In 20 years, that could be in the Smithsonian or Museum of Pop Culture as part of an exhibit to the great David Reddick and his work on Trek Life and Intelligent Life!

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