Comic Genius: Tony Carrillo
When Tony Carrillo started his comic strip, F Minus, as an undergrad at Arizona State University, he was just looking for a way to make some extra cash. As a fine arts student, he certainly never thought he'd wind up cracking jokes for a living. But within a year of doodling, his comic strip had a huge following on campus. Sort of a cross between the New Yorker's famously obtuse one-panel comics and The Far Side's offbeat sense of humor, F Minus is about the mundane hilarity of everyday life. In 2004, Carrillo's drawings scored him a six-month development deal with Universal Features Syndicate, the major comic strip syndication company in the country. Today, F Minus runs in 125 papers, and Carrillo's first book comes out later this fall. Not bad for a kid who still lives just blocks away from his old high school, McClintock.
I arrived in Phoenix with a pair of tap shoes and a dream. I had to sell the shoes for rent money.
When Im stuck in traffic, I pound on the inside of the trunk and pray someone hears me.
One thing my mother doesnt know about me is I would get candy by trading the notes she put in my lunchbox to kids whose mothers didn't love them, but did give them candy.
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On Saturday night, you can find me bailing a stranger out of jail, then making him run errands for me for a week.
My favorite thing about summer in Phoenix is it thins out the elderly population.
If I could redo my first kiss, Id kiss a willing participant.
The one dessert I refuse to eat is meatloaf. Because seriously, who wants meatloaf for dessert?
If I was mayor of Phoenix, Id totally use the sash to meet chicks.
In high school, I was the kid who said his dad was an astronaut in space. But everyone knew he was in jail.
In another life, I was probably a plant, because now I hate vegetarians.
The one place in Phoenix I dont want anyone to know about is my bathing suit area.
On my nightstand, youll find framed pictures of cats. I hate cats, but I love cat pictures!
The fictional character Im most like is Abraham Lincoln.
One thing I want to do before I die is tell someone, "The gold . . . is buried . . . .in . . ." (dead).
The best thing about Phoenix is when people ask me where I'm from, I say "Penis." And when they say, "Penis?" I say, "What? No! I said Phoenix!"
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