This is kind of interesting and maybe a little weird.
I’m a freelance illustrator and I’ve got two daughters, no sons. Once a month I meet with some other local illustrators for lunch, and if you add up all of our kids the daughters far outnumber the sons.
A few weeks ago I was at a chapter meeting of the National Cartoonists Society and as I talked with other cartoonists I again found that most have more daughters than sons. I’ve also got a couple of artist buddies in other cities who have all girls or mostly girls.
So it got me thinking….are artistic men more likely to father girls than boys? I did a brief google search and couldn’t find any research on the subject so I thought it would be fun to try a little experiment. I’m asking you, my blog readers, to take a very informal survey to see if this is a widespread phenomenon or if there’s just something in the water around here. Like any web poll this has no scientific value, it’s just for fun.
Please answer ONLY if you are a male, consider yourself very artistic, and have fathered at least one child. Unfortuntely you won’t be able to see the results after you answer but I’ll be sure to post the stats here in a few days.
EDIT: Poll results are in.