Meet the Creators

Miles and Merissa joined creative forces in early 2005 after graduating from college. Amid running the fine art studio Massive Burn Studios, the pair created Butterpup and the Backyard Buddies as a way to recapture the magic of childhood and introduce young audiences to imagination and creative play.


Miles Davis
Creator & Author/Illustrator

Miles fueled his fertile imagination with books, cartoons, and comics …

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Merissa Davis
Creator & Graphic Designer

Merissa grew up captivated by the creative arts. From a …

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