I always thought the first thing I published was back in 1993. It was an article about the dangers of pets eating Christmas ornaments. I recently discovered that I had actually published something in 1990.
It’s not an article, but a drawing that ran in the July 9, 1990 edition of the Province. The fan-fucking tastic Children’s entertainer Lois Walker used to go around to all the schools in BC and encourage kids to be creative.
She had a column in the Province which featured art and ideas from kids. Here’s what she said about me:
“Nathaniel Christopher, age 8, from Dufferin Cres. School in Nanaimo, hopes to travel in a horse-drawn carriage, by helicopter, and upon a magic carpet.”
And this is the drawing I did…