I rarely write for children, I’m just not that good at it. (I did publish one book on evolutionary biology for young teenagers, in Italian, but it was back in 1987…) And yet, writing science, and especially philosophy, for kids is crucial if we care about the future of both science and philosophy (and of our kids).
That’s why I’m working on a new book project on Stoicism for children, together with a friend of mine who is a good graphic artist as well as a motivated Stoic, having just become a father. But this post isn’t about that, though stay tuned for more as soon as Kevin and I feel that we have a decent preview to submit to the world.
Meanwhile, I’m going to start an occasional series entitled “Stoicism for kids,” featuring short dialogues between a young boy (let’s call him Lucilio) and a young girl (whose name is Seneca, and I dont’ care if the latter was a male name in Ancient Rome). The girl is a more advanced prokopton than the boy, but the latter is curious and inquisitive.
I’m not only not good at writing for kids, I’m also a disaster at drawing. But I love the idea of making comics. Which is why I enlisted the help of a dedicated app for comics-making, the aptly named Comic Maker. With apologies for the crudeness of the result, here is my first strip: