Planting Seeds

(Section 1 of 4) A comic titled
(Section 2 of 4) A comic panel shows two men walking down a hallway past a doorway labelled
(Section 3 of 4) A comic continues with the two men walking by an open office showing a confused man inside. One of the men says,
(Section 4 of 4) A comic shows a grown-up version of the woman in the last panel of section 3. She stands by a robot holding a trophy, being interviewed by a newscaster. The newscaster says,

Feline Funnies

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.

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