Imagine coming across something like this randomly on the web. My friend Nick's little sister spotted the feature on Slate—the kids are the two of them, aged almost-seven and almost-three respectively. The pictures are by their father Erich, of course, whose work I've featured here before (note the Erwittesque self-portrait at the end. E.E. happened to be a friend of that family, too).
Nick says, "The Trip Across the Country (to visit my father's mother in Carmel, California) has mythic status for both of us. I still read the comics whenever I can...."
I'm a sucker for mid-century 35mm B&W, like some people are suckers for vampire movies or books about spies, so of course I loved this set (but why doesn't Slate have a fullscreen feature?). The fact that it's of friends adds one more dimension.
(Thanks to Nick)
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