Like most kids, I liked to color, but I remember really starting to draw, in first grade. I loved Garfield, and I would trace various images of Garfield that I had. Until the day came that I could, just draw Garfield.
I remember, once in fourth grade, another kid and I had a free hand Garfield drawing contest, in Mrs. Cobb's class. I don't remember who we had judge our little contest, and I honestly don't remember, which of us won. Since I don't remember, it makes me want to say that he probably won.