‘The Origin Of Mungo’ was my first real attempt to try and write an ongoing comic strip for a few posts. Mungo was a modification of one of my characters – Billy, by Gail Penney, who saw something in him long before I did. Mungo could change his coat depending on who he was interacting with and what he was feeling. Once created, I wanted a storyline reason for his creation. I also wanted an opportunity to draw some of my favourite comic strips and thus the story was born. Mungo essentially becomes Billy’s brother and the two are separated at the story’s conclusion. Billy’s search for Mungo becomes the underlying theme for the new comic strip I am currently working on.