Folks, I would like you all to meet a very special artist I met at Free Comic Book Day at Little Fish Comics on Saturday afternoon. Her name is Ainsley.

Ainsley and her mom asked me a bunch of questions about being a cartoonists and they bought my first book. But that’s not the best thing at all.

The best thing was the next day when I opened my e-mail and saw this:

Dear Mr. Flick,
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me about how you draw your comics.  I love the books, the messages you wrote in them and the awesome Poisin Ivy 8×10 you signed.  I drew you a thank you note.


Ainsley Thoms

P.S. I’m sending this from my mom’s account.

And here is the piece of art that Ainsley drew of us – I ESPECIALLY like the fact that she took extra care to draw me in my red baseball hat! Click the file to see the bigger version~

And here is a picture of me and Ainsley that her mom, Lisa took as well:


Let’s all give a big round of applause to such a budding artist. I am told that Ainsley isn’t normally as shy and she promises to “talk my ear off next year at Free Comic Book Day” so I’m already looking forward to that!