…And that concludes Volume 1.
We will be on working holiday for the month of December 2013, so look for new, regularly scheduled pages of Poseur Patrol to be coming your way starting on Wednesday, January 01, 2014.
But what’ll we do ‘til then? Why, you can return next week for Merrily’s color, silent story titled “Robert Smith Guys’ Adventures: Mr. Pink Eyes,” which will be running on Wednesdays all month long.
Thank you for reading, and may you have a lovely holiday season!
~ Merrily & Jaycee
"Let the right one in, let the old dreams die…"
Part three of Dreaming of Me, has arrived.
For one week. J.P. Morgan promoted a “Twitter Q&A” where people could ask questions to one of its executives, who would then answer them on the J.P. Morgan account for an hour on Wednesday.
When it started receiving questions like the ones seen above, J.P. Morgan canceled the event.
Twitter Q&As are not good ideas when you’re hated.
For more than 50 years now, we in the United States have been gradually reducing children’s opportunities to play, and the same is true in many other countries. In his book Children at Play: An American History (2007), Howard Chudacoff refers to the first half of the 20th century as the ‘golden age’ of children’s free play. By about 1900, the need for child labour had declined, so children had a good deal of free time. But then, beginning around 1960 or a little before, adults began chipping away at that freedom by increasing the time that children had to spend at schoolwork and, even more significantly, by reducing children’s freedom to play on their own, even when they were out of school and not doing homework. Adult-directed sports for children began to replace ‘pickup’ games; adult-directed classes out of school began to replace hobbies; and parents’ fears led them, ever more, to forbid children from going out to play with other kids, away from home, unsupervised. There are lots of reasons for these changes but the effect, over the decades, has been a continuous and ultimately dramatic decline in children’s opportunities to play and explore in their own chosen ways.
Along came Nazz, in page two of “Dreaming of Me.”
Old concept sketches of Jax in high school, for a story we haven’t gotten around to telling, yet.
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