The Blurtso Chonicles

(Blurtso is a good-natured, philosophical donkey with a weakness for pumpkin pie)

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The genesis of Blurtso


Blurtso the donkey was born when my niece asked me to make a stuffed animal speak. When she asked his name I said, "Blurtso, because he blurts things out without thinking." One day I began posting "blurtsoisms" (philosophical musings) on Facebook. Soon my followers began to ask for illustrations to accompany the musings. I bought a Wacom tablet, began to draw, and The Blurtso Chronicles were born. Ten years later Blurtso has a half dozen books, an online store (blurtsobarn), and numerous music videos. In the near future a plush toy will also be available. Blurtso the donkey and his best friend, Harlan the elephant, are dedicated to mindfulness and warmth of the heart. Enjoy!

                                                                            -- Alan Davison

Blurtso the donkey by Alan Davison


Blurtso the donkey is a web-comic character created by Alan Davison. Alan Davison is a graphic artist and professor of Spanish language and literature. In addition to his Blurtso the donkey books, clothes and greeting cards, Mr. Davison has published a novel entitled, The Adventures of Captain Harvey, and a co-authored collection of poetry entitled, Particles. He has also recorded a collection of original songs titled, Kindness, and published a collection of love poems titled, Graham Cracker Crumbs. (Alan Davison can be reached at