This, from ten years ago this month. I honestly cannot tell you whether what I’m about to relate had anything to do with the idea for this strip, but I have to admit the possibility. When I was a boy, the British comic strip “Andy Capp” by Reg Smythe was becoming quite popular in the United States. The strip has been around a while now, but when it was introduced, in the day when Andy still smoked, the strip was quite ribald and different compared to its peers in post-war colonial newspapers, and we were allowed to laugh at his anti-social antics, because he was, after all, a foreigner. I remember one gag in particular, although I read it as a very young boy. Andy blunders home to a dark bedroom, tipsy no doubt, and crawls into bed. His wife Flo, from her side of the bed, asks, “Is that you, Andy?” He replies in the affirmative and then adds: “That was a funny kind of question.” Not even I can tell you what makes for comic strip humor, but I do know I never forgot that one.