This Deaf Reel is for my son. He doesn’t really know about the Smurfs like I do. But I hope to take him to the movie soon.

I grew up with these sweet, funny creatures. I wondered as a child if there was a deaf version. Now that I am a grown man and an artist – I can create whatever I like including “The Doofs”. “Doof” means Deaf in Dutch and so that is where I placed these creatures with their ILY hats and blue skin. Now what I need, is to have a plush toy of one of these to give to my son at bedtime. The Dreaming Doof signs his favorite bedtime story. Zzzzzz…

‘Til next time —Matt