Excerpt: For the most part, I was a bright little second grader. My teachers knew me as a math wizard (that was eventually to change) and I regularly won drawing contests and free rides on local fire trucks (fire safety posters for the win!). There were areas where my brain wasn't quite where maybe it should have been, though. For example, I once went into the school library and found books on drawing. They were filled full of sketches and diagrams showing how to produce them.