Milton 11-year-old Nile Hennick’s love for comics shines through

MILTON – Nile Hennick, 11, and his dad and co-creator, Calvin Hennick, sit in their Milton living room. Nile is drawing the newest page in their comic series, and Calvin is adding text to a scanned page on their iPad.

The father-son duo self-published four books when Nile was 10. Nile also has two mini books. He has shown at the Mini Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, Comics in Color, Kids Com New England and Beals Com, where Nile and Calvin did an author talk.

“I like showing people the comics and explaining the comics to them, and it’s also a little interesting seeing people be so surprised that I’m the artist,” Nile said.

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Their books are “Bad Cop vs. Good Cop,” “Bad Cop vs. Good Cop The L’os Fortune of Boston Issue #1,” “Bad Cop vs. Good Cop The L’os Fortune of Boston Issue #2” and “Jerald’s Alphabet Book.”

The stories take place in Boston, featuring locations such as Boston Common and MBTA stations. Calvin, who is a freelance writer, said their work is a “real collaboration.” In fact, Nile must sign off on any changes Calvin makes.

Nile started reading graphic text at 5 or 6 years old and started drawing at 1 year old. He created his first comic when he was 6. Characters from Nile’s original story are featured in the self-published books.

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