Early Days

November 9, 2011


22 Responses to Early Days

  1. Kev Brett on November 10, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Awesome, loving this, thanks!!

  2. JP on November 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    This is brilliant! Beautiful, honest work, Stephen. :) I’m sharing this with my friends for sure.

  3. Shaun McMillan on November 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Very meta indeed, but more nastalgic. I’m definately feelin’ the love. I think this is how I feel about the bible, cause my mom was reading it to me before I could read, and I’ve been reading it ever since.

  4. Andres on November 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    i like it. you wore the same clothes when you were a kid as you do now :)

  5. Joanna N on November 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    So cute, and funny! XD

  6. [...] creativity and on being a creator”, Stephen McCranie has posted a darling comic called “Early Days” about being a little boy inspired to draw comics by an older [...]

  7. Will Terrell on November 11, 2011 at 2:26 am

    This just makes me happy :D

  8. Kasey on November 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Fantastic advice! I have already been looking for something like this for a long time now. Thank you!

  9. Christi Gac on November 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for your comments, especially since I know who that older boy was! :)
    So sorry to hear about your G’pa tho. Praying for you and the whole fam.

    • stephen on November 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Christi, I appreciate that!

  10. Frank Gac on November 15, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Wow! I know the older boy too. You are a kind young man.

    • stephen on November 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks Mr. Gac! I’m appreciate it!

  11. Andrew McPherson on November 15, 2011 at 2:41 am

    This is absolutely awesome. Keep up the great work!!

    • stephen on November 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm


  12. Kenney on November 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I just found your site, and your comics are absolutely wonderful.

    • stephen on November 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

      Welcome! Thank you.

  13. Rynnie on December 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I used to draw comics in church too, when I was a kid :) Then I grew up and started listening to the sermons! Haha.

    Love the colour theme of this blog, and of course the content :)

  14. Jason Shasteen on February 11, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Loving the “skills” of the 6 year old Stephen…haha! Easy to relate now that I have a son who is the same age and was testing the speed of his new shoes today. I got to sit down with him the other day and help him with his ideas for a few short comics….priceless moment. (I promised not to share them though) Also, I use to draw during church growing up too…still do actually. I can easily see God the Father smiling and watching me at 29 with my “special skills” as I run in circles super fast! :)

  15. [...] Comic essay on Stehpen’s early years drawing comics [...]

  16. [...] with comic book author/illustrator Stephen McCraine. McCraine recounted making his first book at age sixish. He drew the pictures, and his mom filled in the speech bubbles — except for his name, [...]

  17. keni on September 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    love your story telling and style

  18. Stephen on October 22, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Great stuff. Just stumbled onto your work today and I’ve been loving everything so far. This one in particular caught my attention because it reminds me of myself creating comics when I was younger.

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