Here are some questions
that people may have asked me, along with some that may possibly be
on your mind along with some other meaningless questions (for that extra
Where did the
idea for Poofy come from?
When in high school, your mind tends to wander (unless you are captivated
by calculating torque and the battles of the Civil War...nah, I didn't
think so). This is where doodling becomes essential, lest your brain
becomes a pile of goo that mixes in with the puddle of drool that has
already formed at the base of your dribbling mouth as you attempt to
take a nap. So I doodled quite a bit, mainly of beans, stick figures,
and bunny-esque forms. Preceeding what I would later call Poofy, I drew
many "potato bunnies," which were pretty much happy lumps
with ears and cotton ball tails. Then Poofy came (Poobs came out of
this bunny-drawing habit too)...from somewhere. Actually, I don't remember
where it/he (I suppose it's a male) came from, but at some point I decided
to make a plush doll out of the character. As for all the other characters
in Poofyville, they really came out of nowhere as I never doodled squid-like
creatures or robots before. Maybe I was especially bored that day.
What's with the pudding and
I can't say I really know, as I never ate either of them to a great
degree. Probably less than that. As I try to remember now how much pudding
and pancakes I've eaten in my life, I wonder about my fascination with
these foods. Yet for some reason, I have a fascination. Or maybe I just
think they're fun words. "Pudding" could almost be a verb,
i.e., "I have been pudding a lot lately; pudding to the store,
to the bathroom, to the mall...it's great fun!" I don't know what
"pud" means yet though. Pudding itself is such a simple and
alluring food, especially at a buffet line when there's a huge tub of
it beckoning anyone with an appetite for artificially flavored chocolate/vanilla
goo. As for pancakes, they're just these fun, fluffy round, warm doughy
discs onto which one can heap fruits, jams, creams, honeys, syrups,
and a slab or steak, if you so desire. I thought both of these foods
fit well into Poofyville for some reason or another.
Did you invent Poofy/Adventures
I'm sure I've had loads of influence from various Sanrio and San-X characters
and as for comics, I think I've read too much Jhonen Vasquez. I don't
think Poofy and "Adventures in Poofyville" is especially original,
but it's my own story (not like anyone else would want to claim it as
their own). I've also had a lot of input from various friends that has
helped me develop storylines (I think you know who you are) and for
that I'm in debt to all of them...FOREVER!
Why does Ralph barf so much?
...weak stomach, maybe? I think he's just starving for attention, although
I would not recommend constant puking as a way to get noticed.
What is Ralph anyway?
He's squid-like, which means be could be a squid, or he could just look
like one. He has been mistaken to be an alien, but he is definitely
NOT an alien.
Were you dropped on your head
as a child?
Well, not that I can remember, but my head is a bit mishapen. It kind
of comes to a point, like a conehead, although not to the degree that
you could play a game of ring-toss with it.
Got any questions? Send them to
"roboppy at gmail dot com" and I'll answer them here.