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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Bruce Hanson and may not be used without
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