On the left is The Amazing Christopher - juggler, magician, balloon artist, and computer programmer. [link] We found ourselves in the same circles from time to time growing up and hung out a lot in college.
On the right is cartoonist Randy (R*K*) Milholland, creator of the comic "Something Positive. [link]
Randy was recently in The Amazing Christopher's area for a convention. So he went and presented Randy with a balloon version of one of Randy's stranger characters, Fluffmodeous (shown above center).