100 Creatives

72: Tony Carrillo

72 : Tony Carrillo

Arizona native Tony Carrillo is the creator of the syndicated comic panel "F Minus". He has produced two books collections of his comic and also writes a monthly humor column. Read on and learn everything about Carrillo -- even his pin code. Maybe.

List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined).

1. Portrait of my nemesis, Al Roker, attached to dart board
2. Nunchucks (Just in case)
3. The Key to the City of Minneapolis. Long story.

(learn 4. and 5. after the jump)


4. Rejection letter from the McClintock High School newspaper editorial
staff, circa 1997
5. My 2007 New Times "Best of Phoenix" award (Suck it, MHS newspaper
editorial staff!)

What's your last big project?
Repairing a 3-foot-tall wood and paper mache pirate ship I found by a dumpster.

What's your next big project?
The third F Minus book, tentatively titled "Cannonball!"

What's something you want Phoenix to know about you?
That is as fast as my car will go. If you "hurry-up honk" me, I will slam on the brakes.

What's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?
My PIN code: 2857

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith
97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.