The Adventures of Fatherman Writing

The Banana Heads: A graphic novel

Written and illustrated by my seven and nine year old kids.

My daughter has been begging me to let her start a blog. Considering her age (she just turned nine), I told her we’d have to compromise. As part of our deal, she gets to write a weekly segment on my blog.

This week is her first installment of The Banana Heads: A Graphic Novel. She and my son put this together in a few hours yesterday. I’m reminded of a book (“Madballs”) my sister and I collaborated on when we were kids.

In short: The Banana Heads is about two bad bananas who don’t want to go to school one day. So they hatch a plan. Will it work? Read to find out.


The Banana Heads
Written and illustrated by Annabelle Pillow
Colored in by Henry Pillow

To be continued…

By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.

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