Raised, as he says, on “a steady diet of newspaper comics, children’s books, and animated cartoons,” Adam D. Koford (BFA ’00) straddles past and future comic traditions in his work. For 11 years he created Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, a webcomic that harks back to classics like Pogo, Peanuts, and Krazy Kat. The tale of two hobo cats won a book introduction from comedian John Hodgman, who called it “a perfect tweaking of the Internet that [Koford] makes his home, filtered through his own encyclopedic nostalgia for the comics form.”
Koford says “there are still [cartooning] opportunities if you can keep your wits about you. I remember wondering what . . . fun things I’d be drawing when I got older. I still wonder that.”
This year alumni artists have been telling BYU stories through toons. See more at magazine.byu.edu/comicarticles.