Turning Point student writes, illustrates his own book

There have been many ups and downs in Dajshun Thompson’s young life. The 17 year old says he hasn’t been in a traditional school setting since the second grade, and he’s been in and out of hospitals, group homes, youth programs and foster homes.

But through it all, Thompson has always had a multitude of places to escape to; worlds run by clans of ninjas, or where alien beings fight one another to determine the fate of the universe.

“When I’m at home, all I do is watch anime or read comic books,” Thompson said. “I have been drawing for a good many years. I never got to do art classes in school because I kept getting into fights … So I started drawing at the house. I draw comics with my little brother. We’ve never done books or anything, but we write stories together. ”

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