Joseph Ford wanted to explore the challenges of teen life. Paperboy is a metaphor for difference: how do you fit in when you’re made of card? He can’t keep up with his friends at basketball and he’s scared to go in the water. When he eventually tries paddling in the sea his shoe falls apart. His crew look out for him though, repairing his foot and helping him do cardboard graffiti in huge low-poly lettering…

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