Super Doople and Listening as a Creative

It’s not easy for me to put this into words, please know I’m doing my best.

Super Doople began as a fun and silly superhero twist on the Humpty Dumpty story. I often smiled as I worked on it, thinking of egg puns and adding details to the artwork—like Humpty’s cake shop or Little Doople in a warm bath. 

Throughout the creative process, the story grew beyond silliness. It became a story about resilience and listening to others. And it seems, about a month before Super Doople releases, the story has grown again, spilling over into real life. As I now find myself in a position similar to Little Doople, one that calls for resilience and listening to others.

While early reviews have included encouraging and uplifting remarks, some have also mentioned the story’s message was not clear enough for young readers.

As a parent, I empathize. So, after praying about it, I added additional text to the story and altered an illustration. I believe these changes strengthen the message that Little Doople learned to listen to others.

Joy and love went into creating this story, and that is what I hope others experience when they read Super Doople.

I’m grateful to all those who have read my stories and supported my creative endeavors. It means more than you know.

If you won an advance copy of Super Doople in the Goodreads giveaway, please reach out to me for a digital copy of the updated story.

Published by K.A. Cummins

K.A. Cummins is an award-winning author and artist. Her publications include Havok Publishing, Rattle, Blue Mesa Review, and her middle-grade series, Snow Globe Travelers.

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