Today I’m sending special thanks to John-Mark Austin and Deborah Gates Austin, the founders of the Box at Rhythm & Hues. For 12 years, John-Mark and Deborah nurtured my creative instincts and pushed my skills beyond what I thought was possible, and I’ve grown into a stronger and more confident artist.

So why the sudden sentiment? John-Mark and Deborah were also responsible for bringing the real Sergeant and Toullie into my life, and it dawned on me that Brudders would not exist if it wasn’t for them. And without Sergeant and Toullie in my life, I might be drawing a webcomic called Only Sister and that sounds kinda sad and lonely.

raygunBalletJohn-Mark and Deborah make groovy tunes too. Check out their latest CD World That Wasn’t at

D.R. Greenlaw

D.R. Greenlaw

Greenlaw likes to make comics, animated shorts, and funny voices.

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  1. David Morrison

    I’ve lost touch over the years, but I was an intern for John-Mark and Deborah Austin more than 20 years ago, if my memory is correct. They were very kind and generous. I was young and stupid. They bought me dinner, cooked me dinner, paid my way to Siggraph in New Orleans. I gave them nothing in return except discontentment. John-Mark was creatively prolific with his music and animation. He understood the potential of computer animation to create new worlds.

    John-Mark and Deborah I apologize. I owe you.

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