The woods is home to many different types of animals, all
with different agendas. I like to assume that all of these
animals have personalities. It was during my walks as a youth
through the woods that I saw and heard the personalities of
these animals. I made mental notes of the neurotic squirrel
gathering nuts as part of his daily chores, the lazy frogs
basking in the sunlight while sitting by the pond and the talkative
birds gathered in treetops to discuss the latest gossip. This
led me to wonder, what if a certain animal had my personality?
AFORD is a creation which explores that thought. There is
Aford T. Turtle— a turtle who loves to
reflect on the puzzles and complexities of life who is also
easily frustrated by the smallest of problems. There is Simon
Snake—a fun- loving, no-worries goofball who is quick
to come up with the first wise-crack or insult. Then there
is Robin—a highly pessimistic bird who never learned
how to fly and seems to hold that against the world around
While the main characters of AFORD are reflections of personalities
I grew up with in my childhood, every character in this comic
strip is a personality I have encountered through my life experiences.
As I continue to live my daily life I see more and more individuals
whose personalities would make great characters in my comic
strip. So be careful if you ever make my acquaintance . . .
you might just wind up in the next AFORD comic.
Creator/Artist/Writer of AFORD