The Evil Twin is not evil, nor is he a twin. Discuss. No, actually I guess I can clear it up for you.
Back in his younger days, he did some freelance graphic design work. He wanted a pen name to use for his artwork and I believe the story goes that a friend came up with "The Evil Twin", cause there's always an evil twin in comic books and such. The name stuck.
He designed several album covers, loads of flyers for bands, came up with a number of different mastheads for underground zines and did some comics for other zines. One of my favorites was "Tommy Turdola". Of course, stuff like that just cracks me up anyway.
These days, he's a blue collar graphic designer who does serious stuff. Every now and then, he'll make me a handmade card for my birthday and it's always something goofy. He's an extremely talented designer and I'm really proud of him.
He's come along way from pen on paper to mastering all the design software and turning out some truly magnificent pieces. Of course, he still likes to draw. He is self-taught. He has no formal education.
Buddy especially enjoys when Daddy does custom cool things for his room, like a sign on his door or the times he's had to take a brown bag lunch to school. It's not an ordinary brown bag. It is always a cool cartoon monster. Buddy's friends are equally impressed.
I hope the Evil Twin reads this and realizes how proud I am to be his wife. Perhaps, he will also comment and set the record straight on how the name came about, if I've gotten details wrong. It's been a long time since he told me the story, so I could be way off.
As for Buddy and Sissy, well, I really do call Buddy that in real life instead of his real name. It's my way of calling him "Honey" (which is the only way I refer to the Evil Twin in real life. I think I only use his given name in conversation with others!). I call Sissy that sometimes, but more often, my term of endearment for her is Sugar Bean, but Sissy is shorter to type. Besides, Sugar Bean is gender neutral and we all need to know she is a glorious, beautiful girl! Right?