The comic book, when first looked at can seem childish and unrealistic to the average person over the age of 16. But under that age, comic books are so much more. They can develop imagination, creativity and much more. Comic books combine two talents that can help strengthen your children’s creative potential. The art of writing, which is a need that comic books offer to all ages. Introducing your children to a stronger vocabulary, helping them to not only read but to write at the same time which is a need. The art of illustration, which is a want that comes from reading comic books. Imagine your child being able to draw creations he or she sees inside their head at adolescent ages.
The comic book industry was once a strong field that not only captured the minds of children but adults as well. Now you see less and less children interested in reading comic books or being creative due to what our culture shows them. You aren’t successful unless you can rap, or handle a basketball or football. What we as adults forgot growing up was our happiness, and not just inner happiness but our outer happiness as well. Comics used to bring joy, but if someone else couldn’t accept it rather than showing them your passion we allowed it to be crushed.
Why is it that our children know who the greatest rapper in the world is, or the greatest basketball player and are striving to be more like them. Where is the creativity you ask, gone. Comic books have created successful idols in which young children love and adore, such as Batman, Superman and more. These aren’t real heroes true, but they are something better for our children to pursue because they come from within. Most superheroes are created towards minorities, reflecting actual situations and tell strong stories that most of us need to hear.
The biggest problem with our youth today is that their minds are being poisoned with bad role models, terrible music, and so much more. I can’t speak for everyone and say that comic books will change your life, but for myself they did such that. I have met great people and so much more because of them. I even started and own my own personal company Ascendant Comics, I brought along a personal friend of mine as well.
Like most comic book fans, I am very grateful for comics being apart of my life at a young age, and all I can hope is that this is something we start to redevelop for the sake of our youth. But if not I guess the world doesn’t need creative minds in the future just more ball players and rappers.