Aesop Cop is one of my favorite projects to-date. Written by the amazingly talented Franklin Crawford, the series riffs on oddball small-town crime by turning real police blotter reports into Aesop-styled morality poems, illustrated in an old-school fashion. My illustrations plus Franklin's incredible wit and talent and bizarre sense of humor elevate petty theft, shoplifting, strange noises, and loud-noise complaints to an almost mythical realm outside of time.
Get the full story of Aesop Cop by reading the original police reports alongside the illustrated morality tales on my comics website.
Rigel Stuhmiller is a Bay-Area based printmaker and illustrator.