Friday, February 13, 2009

The Hulk Does Not Lie

My three-year-old son received a great Spider-man Valentine's Day card from my mom/his grandmother, complete with a Spider-man temporary tattoo. When I thanked my mom for sending him the card, she mentioned that she had wanted to get him an Incredible Hulk tattoo, because of a drawing that I did when I was little.

Before I tell you about the drawing, though, I need to give you some more information about my drawings as a young kid. When I got past the "random scribbles" stage of my drawing and progressed to drawing representations of people, I would draw people without bodies, so that their arms and legs came straight out of their heads. I could be wrong, but I don't think that this is unusual.

I, however, made the interesting artistic decision to draw foreheads on my people. To do so, I would draw a large oval-shaped mass on their faces. I don't know why I chose to do this; possibly I just knew that the forehead was a part of the face, and so it should be in my pictures of people. I have never seen this in drawings made by any other child.

So my mom told me today that I once drew a picture of the Hulk in this manner, complete with forehead. That's pretty cool, I think, but the real capper is what I wrote underneath the Hulk.

Sadly, the original drawing has been lost, but I've re-created it here based on my mom's description:

That's right. He's "The Credible Hulk." You stick that guy on the witness stand, and the jury will totally believe him.


  1. That's awesome. It was cool of your mom to go the superhero route! Also, it is indeed a pretty common thing for kids to go through a no body drawing phase.

  2. When you think about it, he is fairly credible. I wouldn't call him particularly manipulative. SMASH SMASH SMASH.