1998-2001In January 1998 I was visiting my niece and nephews in England. We told stories and read books together and I came home inspired. I got some watercolor paper and pencils and started drawing out the characters and stories. By that summer I decided it would be fun to put them on the web and animate them. And so, Merpy.com was born.
Every month a new story or game went up (i.e. "Jeremy Dragonfly Catches the ArtBug", "Merpy's Bad Mood", "The Monster Holiday", "Merpy and the Monsters Go Swimming!" and "The Story of Jeremy Dragonfly and Schlomo the Dog".) It gave me an opportunity to work with some of my most talented friends and family. It received (and still does) fairly heavy traffic and lots of fanmail.