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Jeremy Dragonfly!New York City - Announcing WWW.MERPY.COM -- the home of the animated, musical and interactive tales of M.R. Petit's Merpy, Jeremy Dragonfly, and more! This bandwidth and browser friendly children's website features a new story every month!

MERPY CHRONOLUGY:

1998, December
Merpy and The Monsters
Set to the spooky Merpy themesong, Merpy faces the Monsters that come out at night!

1999, February
Jeremy Dragonfly
Set to the Dragonfly themesong, young Jeremy must face the bullies who call him "weird!"
Announcement of the "Name the Monsters Contest!" winners

1999, April
Four Friends
A personal gift to my nieces and nephews: Christopher, Samantha, Stephen and Natalie

1999, May
Jeremy Dragonfly Catches the ArtBug
Jeremy catches a cold and begins sneezing masterpieces on everyone. Features the "Manipulate a Miro," "Paint a Pollock," and "Rearrange Van Gogh's Furniture" game.

1999, June
Merpy and the Monsters Go Swimming
Its a hot summer day and Merpy and the Monsters decide to go for a swim. Set to Ravel's Bolero.
Launch of the Merpy Activity Center featuring fingerpuppets and stand-up figures

1999, August
Merpy's Summer Vacation
Join Merpy and her friends on a summer adventure. You can even send yourself and a friend a vacation postcard! Set to the steeldrum sounds of the "Banana Boat" song.

1999, September
Merpy's Marvelous Oracle of Wonder
Got a question about the nature of the universe? Or just wondering what to eat for lunch? Forget the Magic 8 Ball! Ask Merpy's Oracle and see what it predicts!

1999, October
Merpy's Halloween Adventure
Merpy and her friends go trick or treating -- and what do you think happens when they reach the Monster's house?

1999, November
Exhibition at the Robeson Art Gallery, Rutgers University, NJ
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Introducing Rufus The Firefly
Meet Jeremy Dragonfly's crazy cousin, Rufus.

1999, December
The Monster Holiday
Join Merpy and her friends in the Festival of the Monster! and
The International New Year
Celebrate the new year in 25 languages! and
The Monster Ornaments
Make Merpy Monster Ornaments to hang around your house!

2000, January
The Panoramic Worlds of Merpy's Monsters
Explore the panormic worlds by zooming in and out, up and down!
Official Merpy.com Paper Dolls
Print, cutout and voila! You've got your own complete set of merpy.com paperdolls!

2000, February
The Story of Jeremy Dragonfly and Schlomo the Dog
The true tale of how Jeremy Dragonfly met his best pal, Schlomo the Dog!
Create and Email Monster Valentines!
Send a monster valentine to everyone you know!
Jeremy Dragonfly and the Artbug in Spanish: Jeremy Dragonfly y la B Enfermedad!
Merpy.com is now multi-lingual!

2000, April
The Drag and Drop Merpy Monster Card Bonanza!
Just choose your category, arrange the parts, and print!
The Mix and Match the Masters Game!
Choose the famous painting and rearrange the parts!
Official Coloring Book Pages
Just print them out and color them in!
Text and Audio Only Versions
Now you can read and hear the stories narrated with background music!

2000, May
Merpy's Bad Mood!
Merpy wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and you can imagine how her day goes.
Drag and Drop PaperDolls!
Choose your favorite character and dress them up!

2000, June
Merpy's Graduation!
Its the end of the school year and Merpy and her friends are graduating!

2000, July
Merpy's Summertime Fun Series!
Join Merpy and her friends for a new installment each week in their favorite summertime activities!
El Mal Humor de Merpy! Yes, its Merpy's Bad Bood in Spanish!

2000, September
Merpy's Monsterland!
Spin the spinner to move across the board! Collect animations and prizes along the way!
El Cuento de Jeremy Dragonfly y Schlomo el perro! and Merpy y los monstruos salen a nadar! (That's "The Story of Jeremy Dragonfly and Schlomo the Dog" and "Merpy and the Monsters Go Swimming" in Spanish!)

2000, October
Merpy's Drag and Drop Halloween Dress Up!
Its Halloween and everybody has a costume! Mix and match the pieces. Print them out to make your own Merpy Halloween Paper Dolls!
Merpy's Halloween Card Maker!
Choose your background, your characters, and your message! And you're ready to print spooky Merpy Halloween cards!

2001, January
Merpy's Wintertime Fun Series!
Join Merpy and her friends for a new installment each week of their favorite wintertime activities!

2001, March
Merpy's L-O-V-E Music Video!
Join Merpy and her friends as they dance and sing to Merpy's favorite song!

2001, April
Merpy's Nursery Rhymes!
Merpy and her friends take on all your favorite nursery rhymes!

2001, June
"The Ghoulashes Birthday (or the Ghoulashes run away!)"
It's the Ghoulashes' Birthay and they think everyone has forgotten. What do you think happens?

2001, August
"Merpy's Old Time Vaudeville Show"
Merpy and all her friends join the show!

Note: While the website officially launched December 1998, all characters were initially created for print in February 1998.

M.R. Petit is an interactive multi-media artist and educator. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Her work has been exhibited in international festivals and exhibits, including: Siggraph 97 (The Electric Garden); Reinventing The Box (Chicago Art Institute 1997); Montreal International Festival of Cinema & New Media (1997);Espace CD-ROM, DrancyberCulture, (France 1997); New York Exposition of Short Film & Video & Interactive Media (1996); ISEA97 (Chicago) ISEA96 (Netherlands); Thaw '96 - University of Ohio (First Prize), Thaw '97. She has been reviewed in a variety of publications, including: World Art Magazine (7/96), Wired Magazine (5/96) and by Donald Kuspit for the FuturelessFuture Exhibit. -end-

Copyright 1998 1999 2000 2001 M.R.Petit. All rights reserved.
MERPY, MERPY.COM and JEREMY DRAGONFLY and all related names and designs are trademarks and/or service marks of Marianne Petit and may not be used in any manner without her prior written consent.


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MERPY, MERPY.COM and JEREMY DRAGONFLY and all related names and designs are trademarks and/or service marks of Marianne Petit and may not be used in any manner without her prior written consent.