Skip to main content

Rafael Pearl

A headshot of Rafael Pearl, Photo credit MJ O'Toole 2023

Rafael Pearl was a speaking orangutan that had been kept in the San Diego zoo for several years starting in 2003. In 2008 it was discovered that Rafael was not actually an orangutan but was, in fact, a very lumpy and very lazy man. He was posthumously deified and is a central figure in ancient Welsh mythology. 

No, I lied. None of that was true. I am just very shy, you see. The real truth is that I am a simple dude inspired by folklore, comic books and television shows. I grew up drawing comics and cartoons and would like to go out drawing comics and cartoons. I love my Mom and Dad very much.


Thesis cover photo for Kid Stardust
Kid Stardust

A comical adventure story with elements of science fiction, sword and sorcery, and late 90’s/early 2000’s Nickelodeon humor.

Rafael’s Mentions

Back to Top Back to Top