How Oxford came to be

This is the very first drawing of Oxford. I was drawing up some gag cartoon roughs for submission to magazine markets and showed them to my nephew to get his response and he laughed out loud at this one. Later I asked him why he laughed at this drawing and he commented, "because he's cute and funny looking", and I reasoned that a character with that kind of response was worth building a comic strip around.

A short time later, while studying this rough drawing, the name "Oxford" just popped into my brain and seemed like a natural fit so I wrote the name on the bottom of the rough and that is how Oxford came to be.


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