The past 15 years Wayne has worked with Dr Rich Allen an Educational psychologist who travels the world promoting advanced learning concepts to teachers and trainers.
Wordtoons is a concept that was created as a cartoonist working for the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Fun Club pages some years ago.
When ever I went to pick my two sons up from school, I would arrive early and sit in the car to work on some cartoon ideas. One day I wondered if I could turn the word dog into a cartoon of a dog….it worked and so became the first Wordtoon.
I showed the boys when they came to the car and they thought it was cool so then it became my ‘car waiting hobby’ to invent new Wordtoons. I was motivated to show the boys a cool new Wordtoon when they finished school. Some times it took many trips and pages and pages of scribbling to make a Wordtoon work. Frog was one that really challenged me. It took many versions ( hours of scribbling ) that were almost there but didn’t quite look right until I finally arrived at the current version!