Angus Oblong is an American author and artist. He is best known as the creator of the television series The Oblongs, and the author of Creepy Susie & 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children (1999). The character Milo which appeared in his book Creepy Susie & 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children was based on a young form of himself; Milo that appeared on the television show, The Oblongs was a watered down version of his creation.
Oblong lives a life of secrecy, so when people ask him about his personal information, he usually provides false information. He mentioned in one interview that he lies in every interview. He provides a false age in interviews, claiming to be from 20–110. After mentioning his age he often adds that he plans on dying soon. According to the Oblongs DVD commentary, Bruce Helford, The Oblongs director, mentions that his company found a young artist in San Francisco.
He has one nationally published book, Creepy Susie & 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children. It consists of 13 short stories of adult-oriented humor. Many of the characters from his TV Series "The Oblongs" appear in this book, including Milo and Creepy Susie.
He sells another book of individual stories on his website. He named the book 13 More Tragic Tales For Ugly Children (as opposed to troubled).
He also sells books that contain some of the art he has created over the years. He has 3 books: Angus Oblong Random Drawings Book One, Book Two and Book Three. He sells them on his website.
It was released on DVD in 2004, it includes the whole series plus interviews with Angus Oblong and more of the shows staff.
The Victorian Hotel, a play written by Oblong, and created in association with Rogue Artists Ensemble, featuring many of his characters as puppets, played October through December 2006 at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica.