Archive: Profiles in Confusion celebrate differently-abled thinkers, and you either find them puzzling or absurdly funny. (There are very few agnostics when it comes to my work.) These strips, arranged by academic year as they appeared in the Indiana Daily Student, are among my favorites. (Arranged here in reverse chronological order.)
PROFILES IN CONFUSION, VOL 4
Evolution dictates that you should walk upright. Evolution dictates that you should walk straight into my arms, you crazy, beautiful woman. What we have together is not an aberration of Natural Selection. It’s golden, Samantha. We’re golden.
PROFILES IN CONFUSION, VOL 3
Mercy, woman! We’re gonna pimp your funk! We’re gonna get your Botox on and shake it on down! Mercy on a world with such funk in it! Mercy!
PROFILES IN CONFUSION, VOL 2
Wha’cha doin’ walkin’ ‘round wid all dem keys for? You ain’t got no job. Why you got all dem keys for if you ain’t got no job? You ain’t up ta nuttin’ but no good wid dem keys! You all actin’ like Mr. Big Shot wid dem keys! Like you a Key Master or som’um!
PROFILES IN CONFUSION, VOL 1
What happened to the dinosaurs? Why haven’t we built a time machine to solve this riddle yet? Who's in charge of this dog and pony show, anyway? What bonehead is dropping the ball here? This burns me up! I’m not waving this gun around because it matches the color of the veins in my neck! I want some damn answers!
PROFILES IN CONFUSION, BEST OF THE REST
I want to learn to fly an airplane, but not how to land. No landing—just taking off. Is there some school where I can do that? Someplace where I don’t have to pay out-of-state tuition? I can drive there, but I only know how to drive a car and not stop it. I went to school for that last year.
One man’s reinvention of the comic strip: Here lies the remains of an unlovable cat (minus shoebox).
From 1989: I would describe my work in this medium as a combination of kitsch and haiku, where the resulting absurdity resonates like a subterranean echo. This pages includes works from my unpublished Epic Dermis series.
From 1992-2011:The majority of these Flash animations are derived from early comics, as well as a selection of Profiles in Confusion strips. Other early attempts at animation are also here, including a few animated gifs.
The Other Websites: I have split my various creative pursuits into distinct websites. The curious are encouraged to visit winsomecreature.com for my drawings and paintings; deathbyalgorithm.com for my music, animation, and culture blog; and aspergersdoorknob.com for my fiction and essays.
A Novel / Memoir in Late-Diagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome: Site for my online book, as well as other writings, including notes for God, Science, and The Unknowable Thing-in-Itself.
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Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Statement: Autism is the lens through which I view not only my creative life but also the world. While most professional artists seek a style, a community, or a livelihood with their craft, my focus revolves around a hermetic thought process that first reverse engineers creative ventures that interest me, and then applies what I've learned to create original work. On mastering one craft, I move onto the next, connecting dots between disciplines as I amass a database of insight into how the artistic mind works.
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