This blog began in 1997 as a single news page called Nucelus. In 2005, during a long wait to move into a new house, I decided to learn some php and MySQL and write my own blogging system, which became inkyBlog and which now powers this, my own Webbledegook blog.
Thank you to my brother, Murray Ewing, for help with some of the more challenging aspects!
The strip was a music-based humour comic, very much in the British comedy tradition, though my golden rule was to not resort to sexual innuendo or toilet humour, something all too easy to do when you're trying to be funny (I was about 92% successful!). It appeared between November 1993 (in 5D issue 20) and August 1994 (in 5D issue 25). I wrote and drew a further three episodes that did not appear in 5D, but did appear in a small press collection I produced in 1996, of which only 100 copies were printed - long sold-out.
I'll post the first strip next week, then another every two or three days or so. I'll also post up some of the extras that appeared in the collection, which included a theme tune, a board game, puzzles and a poster. In the meantime, here's the introduction as written in 1996...
"Somewhere in the cosmos of comicdom, blown together by the mighty solar winds, where Max Fleischer meets Asterix for a sit-down cup of cocoa, where The Dandy does lunch with Robert Crumb, where Walt Disney goes down the pub with The Goodies and bumps into Woody Allen - who's just joined Spinal Tap - arm in arm with Stan Laurel ... there you will find the origins of Britain's most rock-n-roll superhero. If you look really hard that is."