|I don't know how this story developed. I'm not quite a Hypochondriac but I've always had that fear of dying. I'm pretty sure my Dad never saw this strip - He always took a keen interest in what I was doing but I don't know if he ever sat down and read a comic of my mine - but he was alive and kicking when I wrote this.
I remember being a bit bemused when I showed this strip to someone at the time and they asked whether my Father was dead. No. Why should he be? This is a made-up story.