Lenny the Virus Slayer
Celebrate the Children School
Have you met Super-Lenny? Or Super-Len for short?
Lenny is a summer program alumnus and staff member at Celebrate the Children school, and since it’s #NationalSuperheroDay, we wanted to share his super-talent with you!
Lenny enjoys watching superhero movies, including Avengers, which is one of his favorites. He also enjoys fan art and decided to draw all of his friends as superheroes, “because being friends to me are like superheroes to me, and this is a way to honor and appreciate our friendships because my friends have extremely great honor.” (Lenny Tartaglia)
Since July 2014, Lenny has drawn hundreds of superheroes, including his friends from previous schools, most of the staff at Celebrate the Children, and their families.
“When I showed my friends my drawings, they love them very greatly. This is a very good hobby of mine. My drawings made them feel very good about themselves. My drawings also made some amazing impacts.”
This past October, Lenny appeared as a guest-star on a Radio Talk Show, Chit Chat with Alyssa Lego, to talk about his drawings. A co-worker was inspired to dress up as her superhero ego and won a costume contest at CTC.
It’s no secret the current pandemic has been tough on everyone. To help combat all the feelings and emotions that result from social distancing and quarantine, Lenny recently drew, “Lenny the Virus Slayer,” and created a comic book for CTC. Lenny says, “this book can be used to teach people during the quarantine.” It also offers a sense of hope that this virus will soon be defeated once and for all.
When you visit CTC, you can find copies of Lenny’s drawings in binders so visitors and staff can enjoy reading them while they wait for meetings or take a break and eat lunch. You can also find Lenny’s drawings pinned up in multiple offices and classrooms throughout the building. As Lenny’s friends and co-workers, we are so grateful and honored to be drawn as superheroes.
Stay tuned for a special presentation of Lenny’s drawings in May via social media. Be sure to check out Lenny’s Art Page to see his latest drawings and what he’s been up to.
Contributions to this blog are made by Celebrate the Children's highly talented, interdisciplinary team and wonderful families.