Andrew ‘Barbs’ Barber lived with me for seven years in Hull and Dewsbury. He appeared in the free comic-zine, REET! and said if anyone ever recognized him from the strip I drew about him, he would deny it was even him.
He currently resides in Sheffield. He loves cats.
This remains one of my favourite comics.

Barbs was keen to point out the following inaccuracies:

"You draw me too skinny. I'm a man mountain!"
"How come I've got a mono-brow?"
"I never get the 68 bus - it's either 81, 82, 85, or 88."

© Hugh Raine 2009 - except for the cat on Barbs' T-shirt, which he designed all on his own, bless 'im