Sometimes funny just isn’t funny enough for Kal Cummings.
The 11-year-old Cashmere boy has penned his “Life is Strange” comic for two years now. He says he comes across things in his everyday life that he can turn into a funny comic.
Some of his ideas, though, take a little longer before they find their way to a piece of paper, he says.
“I think holding my thoughts in my head makes the ideas build up to become funnier,” Kal says.
The fifth-grader says he likes to read everything, but especially comics. His favorites are “Peanuts,” “Calvin and Hobbes” and MAD Magazine. His other interests include playing guitar, building car models and taking care of the pig he is raising as a 4H project.
His quest to become a published cartoonist — his cartoons shown here are his first published works — are part of a 4H demonstration he is giving on creating comics. He will make his presentation before a 4H judge in early August, as well as during the Chelan County Fair.
Kal is homeschooled, and takes weekly classes at Valley Academy of Learning in Wenatchee. His parents are Joel and Celia Cummings.
Becoming a professional cartoonist is Kal’s first choice for career.
“If I cannot make a living as a cartoonist, I want to be a mineralogist,” he says.