2.07 His Tongue Becomes A Cannon 2

April 15th, 2008, 10:01 pm

Author Comments:

Gibson Twist, April 15th, 2008, 2:14 am

I'm not entirely sure how to address this, so I'm just going to jump in. I've been noticing lately that there are a lot of readers under the age of 16 coming to Pictures of You. While I'm nothing but grateful for the interest and support the comic is getting, I can't ignore the fact that it does and will deal with subject matter that is not appropriate for all ages. In the open forum that is the internet, I am unable to police the age of my readership, nor am I able to prevent anyone from reading my work here. I am not asking anyone to stop reading Pictures of You, but I will ask that my younger readers exercise discretion. By this, I mean that if your parents wouldn't want you reading this sort of material, then it would be best if you did not.

I am not trying to drive away any of my fans, I do appreciate you all. Nor am I trying to place an age restriction on my comic, I have never held that maturity and age are inseparable and some of you I know to be mature. The truth is, however, that I don't write for a family audience and I don't intend to start. I trust that my readers are mature enough to handle the work I create and I feel that trust allows me to tell very real stories. The topics and content of the story so far are tame in comparison to that which is upcoming, and the sort of adult themes in this story are not suitable for everyone. I won't lie, I have a certain amount of concern that I will receive an angry or threatening email from a parent of one of my readers, so I am hoping that everyone, young and old, will use good judgment in determining whether this story is for you.

Edit: Colour version updated 8-21-09

User Comments:

Kai, April 15th, 2008, 11:24 pm

I can hardly see my parents objecting to this material, they practically where this material.
Oh, but babies quickly crushed their dreams.

trenton_dawn, April 16th, 2008, 1:22 am

As always, Gibs, your eloquence with the written word is frightening, no matter what the subject material.

Silly Bob, April 16th, 2008, 2:08 am

Now if you do get an angry e-mail from a parent, you can link them to this comment, and you're all set.

Antitime, April 16th, 2008, 9:21 am

If this offends you, never send your kids away to college. Or anywhere, for that matter.

Enkida, May 5th, 2008, 2:47 am

What you are asking of your younger readers...
No, they won't. But, slap a mature warning label on your comic once it enters truly angry parent territory (I suppose it already has right from the beginning, though, what with telling the truth about how college works) and I'd say you probably have your legal bases covered.

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