Charlotte psychologist creates new superhero for kids

Charlotte psychologist creates new superhero for kids

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by ANN SHERIDAN / NBC Charlotte Staff

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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 24 at 11:39 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Who doesn't love Super Heroes?   But is there room for one more? 

Frank Gaskill hopes so. The Charlotte psychologist believes a superhero he created  might change the world -- at least for some kids.  And after five years of trying, hell get to show his work at the largest comic book convention in the world. 
 
Carton creator and Psychologist Frank Gaskill of Southeast Psych in Charlotte want his creation Max Gamer to represent the hero who can help children with Asperger's Syndrome.
 
"What I want it to do is to continue to mainstream Asperger's as an awesome group.  They have special abilities that other people do not have,” said Gaskill.
 
Gaskill’s own father had Asperger's, he said, and struggled with the condition for much of his adult life, without every fully understanding it. 

Gaskill is bringing Max Gamer and his cartoon books to Comicon.   The conference will give Gaskill international exposure, and a shot at mainstreaming Max Gamer.

Gaskill now has several comic books to show at the International conference, and supporters who are interested in seeing his work. 

Comicon will be held next month in San Diego.

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