Superhero dad and son with autism develop inspiring comic book series

Adam Kaufman & Kerry Breen


Led Bradshaw's son Jake was 3 years old when he was diagnosed with autism. Art therapy for Jake led to inspiration for Bradshaw, a professional comic book artist.

In a new episodes of Craig Melvin's "Dads Got This," Bradshaw told Craig about how his son's passion led to the development of a comic book series, "Jake Jetpulse." Five books from the series are currently available for purchase.

"He started drawing himself as this character, it was all he wanted to talk about," said Bradshaw, who has been a fan of comic books since he was a child. The father and son duo were soon "nerding out" over comics together, and soon, they were collaborating on "Jake Jetpulse."

"Jake was in the second grade, and (there) was a parent-teacher conference about his ability to remember, like sight words and spelling," Bradshaw said. "I was like 'Well, could I have a list of the sight words the kids are learning?'"

Bradshaw used that list of sight words to create flash cards for Jake to learn from — and on each flash card, he drew pictures of a superhero that looked like Jake, acting out each word or activity.

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