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.