Stan Lee Draws Spider-Man For 8-Year Old Boy With Autism

Stan Lee Draws Spider-Man

Stan Lee is best known for his writing skills, not his artistic skills. However, that fact didn’t stop the Marvel Comics legend from drawing Spider-Man for an eight-year-old autistic boy, who is a big fan of the character.

According to the New York Times, one of Stan Lee’s neighbors approached him about drawing a Spider-Man picture for eight-year-old Jamel, after reading an article about him. Jamel has autism, and he didn’t speak until he was in preschool. Jamel recently celebrated his eighth birthday with a huge Spider-Man party.

“This was a unique experience,” explained Lee. “Corky [Lee's neighbor] called me and said there was a little boy. She wanted a sketch, so I did one.”

Lee also quipped, “I’m not known as an artist, which is lucky for the world.”

Lee’s neighbor then mailed the sketch to a New York Times reporter, who delivered the framed sketch to Jamel in his family’s East Harlem apartment.

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  1. I Didnt speak until the first grade..... Il not sure why they needed to include that?

  2. Alias111111 said ... (original post)

    I Didnt speak until the first grade..... Il not sure why they needed to include that?

    I would imagine that since Autism as a definition is pretty broad they included it to give the reader of the article a general idea about the childs level of disability.

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    I wish I was that boy. And by the way: You've got a mistake in the article it's "he" instead of "she"

  3. NGDMusic said ... (original post)

    I wish I was that boy. And by the way: You've got a mistake in the article it's "he" instead of "she"

    "She" probably being Stan's neighbour

  4. My youngest son loves Spiderman..he especially loves his Spiderman Playschool Hereos action figure (until the dog got it)...:) He loves his Spiderman shoes (already has had 3 pairs) and a stuffed Spiderman my oldest son got on his Make-A-Wish trip to Florida.

    http://s213.photobucket.com/user/jennadyann/media/my%20camera%20videos/SUNP0065.mp4.html

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