So Why Polyp..?

Well, I first got fond of the word after seeing it in an 1890 children's book called The Sea and it's Wonders. It just stuck in my head. Years later, as a student, I wanted a memorable pen name to use drawing cartoons for the Union paper- up popped 'Polyp'. I'd just finished drawing the second of a set of Reagan cartoons when I found the fantastic headline below...

Polyps build coral reefs AND they're an irritating growth up Reagan's arse?!

What more could you want from a pen name..?