Hello. My name is Jon Burrello and I’m a cartoonist, comedian, writer, cinephile, actor, teacher, traveler, and occasional cellist. Awhile back I started writing the Secret Keys comic with my old roommate, Jon Stephens. To share it with the world we invented The Big Insane Happy. Here ye will find an assortment of strange, silly, original material.
Professionally my illustrative work has appeared in magazines, educational texts, children’s literature, playbills, promotional billboards and posters, t-shirts, and some art gallery showcases.
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- Secret Keys is a single-panel random strip illustrated by Burrello and occasionally co-written with Stephens.
- Fat Star Wars are the most beloved Star Wars characters only fat. Why? Because it is adorable and funny.
- Russell Parks is a man of science who produces his own educational videos for some obscure public access channel with the help of remarkably generous federal grants. We were lucky enough to obtain the rights to all of his short educational films.
- Soggy is a comic strip featuring squishy animals and starring the eponymous bear. Sometimes political, sometimes just silly.
- Joncast is a non-sequitur podcast featuring Jon Burrello and Jon Stephens.
- Flash Fiction is a collection of several humorous short stories 500 words or less.
- Stewed is a short comedy film about cannibals written and directed by Burrello. (approx. 15 minutes)
- Travel, Cartoons, and Poetry consist of some of my travel writings, notebook sketches and doodles, and surreal attempts at poetry.
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