“I have to admit that this little scene played over in my mind several times all afternoon as I was teaching and I was reflecting about my own children, hoping I have never done the same to them without knowing it. I sincerely hope not as the defeated expression in Evan’s eyes and face is still haunting me as I write this and I believe it will be a long time before I forget it. Mr. Boven uses pictures in a very effective way to get his message across. I went over the pictures at least five times, totally absorbed in the story each time, reflecting how a well-meaning parent can destroy a child’s dream with a careless word without realizing it, and it’s a great burden to bear.”—Stephanie, of "Curling Up By The Fire" shares some thoughts about LAST PICT, and reminds me why I do this in the first place.
“As a father myself, I realize what great burden I carry. I can still remember something from age five-six that I felt was a huge part of my upbringing – for the positive or negative. When I mention that to my parents they rarely know what I’m talking about. I’m sure I’ll get that back ten-times fold being that I like to joke with my kids often – and often they don’t get the joke. The artwork is excellent as the artist captures human emotions perfectly. I look forward to read more of Mr. Boven’s work – especially if it’s as powerful as this.”— Zohar, Man of la Book, providing yet another glowing review of ‘LAST PICT.’ The level at which people are connecting with my work is affecting my insides. In the most positive way possible.
“On a personal level, after reading [LAST PICT] I am going to make sure that I am always there to do creative and art related things with my daughter if that is what she enjoys. I would never want to make my child feel the way that Evan appears to feel in this story. For anyone like myself who thinks graphic novels are all just sci-fi, supernatural, etc. then you should read this and see how wrong you can be. I know it has changed some of my opinions on this form of storytelling and I suspect I will read others in the future.”—David King, providing me the most legitimately touching review of LAST PICT yet.
"Two things stand out in this short story. One bullying is something that is getting very prevalent in the schools today and the underlying message I also see is his father is not proud of him. He seems to be more worried about his job and maybe his son should take up football instead of art.
As one reads, read between the lines to see the message presented. Excellent art work . The artist captures the looks on the faces of the father and son quite well.”