Kelly and I will be interviewing DJ Svoboda, creator of imagifriends.
“I have created The Imagifriends based on difficult situations I have faced growing up with Autism. They are brightly colored characters who help and support one another. They live in a wonderful place called Imagiville where everyone is accepted " just the way they are" and no one is ever picked on or mistreated. I want to use my art to help encourage others with Autism and to let them know that they too can help make the world a better place.” “Coming up with the names of each Imagifriends is a little bit challenging. To come up with a name I take a couple of words and use those letters to come up with a name…For example; I take the words Paper and Happy, I think for a minute and then in my mind I say-pahappery,so it can be a little challenging sometimes but it is worth it.”
“For my art I use Micron pens size 8 and 5 and for the coloring I use Crayola super tip markers. One big challenge is to add everyone’s favorite colors. I enjoy being an artist and I really love helping those with Autism and disabilities.” D.J. has also just had his first book published. It is about acceptance for those with Autism. You can learn more about D.J. and his mission at WWW.MYIMAGIVILLE.COM.
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