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John Krifka
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John Krifka is a painter, cartoonist, illustrator, casual writer of a continuing unfinished memoir, and when he has to be, sometimes a help to himself as a lapsed architect. Born and raised in New Jersey, having spent 25 years coming of age in NYC, but still now only 10 years old, and currently living in Northampton, MA, he’s recently completed the illustrations for his first, ‘going wanting,' pictorial humor book. Yes, he did attend college and art school, but that’s all he wants to say about that.

Seeing himself as the itinerant in a field of experienced provocateurs (?) Krifka stands firmly behind the non-ambition tradition of Grandma Moses and is content not to harbor any reliance upon the motto that ‘it’s his to lose.' Understanding the metaphoric ‘term limits of fame,' a safe abiding attitude remains that, until elected, time won’t even start to be an issue (it’s also known as the sometimes sour grapes attitude).

d’Artoons is a resurrected form of earlier visual squiggles about anything that can be laughed at by the use of simple line and color. The form of picture is, at times, more important than the commentary. Hence the d’Art. Krifka had started the theme some years ago, but then fell into the hard luck of painting real pictures-with a lot less humor, but a lot more skill. Now skill is simpler, just a loose style of the springboard idea (hence the toon) - and less polished has become shinier, more spirited fun.

Entries by John Krifka

Get Smart...

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 2:53 PM

. . .with Krus Krusty's teachings. . .

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And Now for Something Completely Different

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 7:42 AM

NOBODY ever expects the Sequestration...

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Grim Reapealers

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 10:53 AM

to Americans
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Stupor Committee

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 10:22 AM

ties one on.... us
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Balking Heads

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 7:26 PM

.... biggest .... baddest ...
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Mr. Congressionality Explains It All For You

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 10:07 PM

....job hunting, that is
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Falling on the Swordfish

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2010 | 8:44 PM

CEO slips, misses point, but drowns in own oil anyway
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Reality Shows

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 9:36 PM

A few pointers on bad behavior
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d'Artoon -- Exorcizing Health Care Reform

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 1:56 PM

Nathan Hale is bought back from the dead to inCorporate a new populist slogan
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New Stuporheroes

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 11:25 AM

dopey crusadists boast more fearsome powers
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d'Artoon -- Tea Bragging Rights

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2009 | 10:06 AM

....a taxing position, or paying Lipton service
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d'Artoon -- Divisible V8

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 2:40 PM

GM CEO fired on less than all cylinder performance. Classic model to be redesigned.
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d'Artoon -- Oval Office Pool

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 12:23 PM

commander-in-bracketology
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d'Artoon -- DisCramer w/ *Painters' Disclaimer

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 2:15 PM

separated at birth.... which one couldn't tell a lie... or two... or three...?
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d'Artoon -- Surreal Estate

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2009 | 2:48 PM

downside upsizing
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d'Artoon -- When CEOs Attract...

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2009 | 6:28 PM

loss leaders for hire
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d'Artoon -- A Bad Beat

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2009 | 7:40 PM

new poker term....
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The Lincoln Plan

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2009 | 12:19 PM

Take one, leave one. So, why retire the penny? Why not celebrate it even more? Here's the only tender we recognize as community property. How appropriately tender that is. It's already a non-denominational charity all by itself. Something that honest, that do-good-able should not simply be dismissed from duty like...

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d'Artoon -- Partisan Language

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 7:06 PM

of synonyms from the.....
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d'Artoon -- Stealth & Human Services

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 11:16 AM

Nothing uncertain about them
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