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Hi I'm Buffum

I'm a New Yorker. I'm an artist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in beautiful upstate New York, in the wonderfully recessed city of Rochester. Some of my happiest memories are of walking around the cold city late at night and eating breakfast food in local diners. Ever since I was a little kid I've been amazed by the works of great artists. I love a good story - but I love it even more if it's accompanied by beautiful art. I started making my own comics and writing my own stories when I was a really little kid, and it's something I still really like to do. There's something about imagining something and making it exist that's really satisfying. It's fun to create and share your creations with others. My dream is to live above a Chinese food restaurant in a small city like Boston and draw graphic novels.

Why I am a Mormon

The Mormon church has been a guide throughout my life, and I can honestly say without it I would be lost. It gives me a really nice perspective on life and what I should actually worry about. Sometimes when I'm stressed with school or work, I realize that in the end it'll work out and that everything's okay. It's a nice comfort. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of his children, and the trials we go through are given to us to make us stronger. This knowledge keeps me going, and helps me look at my challenges in a more optimistic light.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to remember that we're all brother's and sisters. I try to look for ways to help the people around me. Christ is a fantastic example - everything he did was for other people. While I'm not quite there yet - I'd like to be some day.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

There's really no way to know other than to pray about it. If it's true and you sincerely ask God, He'll let you know. It's important that we listen for an answer though. We can only receive our answers if we're searching for them. Reading the scriptures, discussing religion with close and honest friends, and just looking for the hand of God in your life are good ways to seek out what God is trying to tell us. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another book of scripture. It takes place around the same time as the Bible, and like the Bible, testifies of Jesus Christ. It's just additional scripture that can bring us closer unto our Heavenly Father. What's cool about it though is that it's completely unique to our church, and is a great example of how the fullness of Christ's gospel really has been restored to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less