Here is my personal story.
Here is an article about my Bar Mitzvah at Temple Adath Yeshurun, Syracuse, NY in Syracuse, New York. It took place June 11, 1994. My father is the Rabbi of this congregation.
Here is a similar article called Silent Prayer that appeared in the Jewish Times (a New York City area weekly).
I did this drawing of Pinocchio in 1995. To see an enlarged version and an explanation of how I drew this, click here