Between 1981 and 1983 I had a little cartoon strip on the island of Kauai while I was the stay-at-home dad for Melelani. The strip was called Kokonuts and was devoted to the lazy life on the beach. Two of the main characters were myself (Fiji Freddy) and my friend Murray, who was a flamingo. Hawaii doesn’t have native flamingos and that is a crying shame. There ended up being over 300 cartoons for the Garden Island Newspaper.
- “Fred Barnett (a.k.a. Infinity Upton-Downes) started his writing career at age 840, established a world-wide following after penning twenty-seven books of his Tragic Lust series, which he had started in 1687. The main body of his “bodice-ripping” TL romances were completed during his thirteen years at Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Insanitarium.