The actual origin of Tofusquirrel is ensconced in mystery, but legend has it that she was brought to earth in a nut-shaped spacecraft and raised by an ancient clan of mystic squirrels. To fulfill a prophecy of the forest, the clan imparted to Tofusquirrel the esoteric craft of illustration. At the spry age of nine, she bid her squirrel friends farewell, packed up her pens and markers (along with a few of her favorite comic books) and found herself in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Since then, she has been creating psychedelic creepy-cute illustrated posters for New England comics, MC Chris, Slick Rick, Math the Band, and Harry and the Potters. She became a member of an all female urban art collective, Paint Pens In Purses, and from time to time she displays her art at local break dancing events. Her art can also been seen at local galleries, store fronts, and New England Comics.
Tofusquirrel has been published in LA Weekly, The Boston Metro, The Boston Herald, The Weekly Dig, WIRED, The FAT CHUNK robot anthology, a Tokyo Pop graphic novel, and more. She was also featured in the Best of Boston 2008 issue of the Boston Phoenix Newspaper.
When tofusquirrel is not drawing, she works on a hovercraft/submarine to embark upon underwater adventures with her clan of mystic squirrel minions. She hopes that someday her art will bring all the creatures of this world together to celebrate inner-species harmony through electro dance parties and ice cream socials.