Iâ€™d had the name Lloyd Llewellyn ever since I was a little kid, because in the old Superman comics, as youâ€™ll recall, they had this weird obsession with the double Lâ€™s. They were always making a big issue out of the idea, “Isnâ€™t it strange that Supermanâ€™s girlfriend is Lois Lane and his arch enemy is Lex Luthor and then thereâ€™s Lucy Lane.” They would get really strange about it. They would say, “Superman went back in time and made friends with Achilles,” and they would underline the two Lâ€™s. Things like that. I found that really strange and fetishistic as a kid. I would think, “Whatâ€™s that about?” And so I remember there was a kid in school named Lloyd and then I heard the name Llewellyn somewhere, and I thought, “What if someone was named Lloyd Llewellyn? He would be the greatest Superman character of all!” I really thought that. Honestly, I thought, “One day Iâ€™ll sell this to DC and make a lot of money.” And that was one of these names that kept popping into my head. Once a year Iâ€™d think, “Ha ha, Lloyd Llewellyn.” And one day I sat down to draw this comic strip, and I said, “What do I do? How about Lloyd Llewellyn?” And that was it.
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