Saturday, October 24, 2009

drawing from a 'drawing'


growing up with four sisters in the 70's, media/entertainment choices were limited. comicbooks that were all around the house were harvey comics titles like casper and wendy, little dot, little lotta, baby huey and richie rich. these comic characters were fun and funny. but i used to be puzzled why the subheadline for richie rich was 'the poor little rich boy'. with all that wealth, i was wondering how somebody could be so 'poor'.

reading through the series, i realized that the little kid, was really quite lonely. though he had servants galore, he was an only child wishing for companions, maybe even siblings. poor = lonely

decades after, im finally understanding little richie rich.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

whoa!! can i be your friend? ahhehe.. just a fan, droppin' by.. God bless..

13 said...

Loneliness isn't at all a bad thing. People think loneliness is just that, when in fact, it is just one of many things the self-aware ought to be worried about (if not at all). I myself am lonely. But dealing with loneliness is the least of my concerns. There are so many things worth focusing on. As for poor, that is another story. Filipinos are poor but we are far from lonely.

Xavier Randol said...

haha! i miss that cartoon kido! ;-]

Anonymous said...

whoa, cheer up buddy :)

Ming Meows said...

you have friends naman eh.

Anonymous said...

I love harvey comic's Richie Rich... I recently was listening to a retrospective on comics podcast and apparently Richie Rich was a very good seller among females (particularly african americans) why? Because it wasn't about the money but friends and family and how Richie treasures that most. Comics ftw!