I became interested in Elisha Cooper when I met him in a paper store while I was Christmas shopping in Manhattan. He was sitting at a table with copies of his books and he was drawing people in the store. I looked through his books and really liked them. One was about a year long trip he took around the United States, stopping in different towns and cities to draw his experiences. I have this thing about visiting states, I need to see them all. I have a map and I color in each state I have been in. I may put the map on this page for you to see. Anyway, Elisha Cooper drew my picture as I was looking through this book. Here it is.