This strip is #1 in the original run dating from my university days. Puck ran for three full years (1998-2001) in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper. Apparently I had a fan base, though I seldom heard from them or met them.
As you can see, the art here looks a little dated. Some of this stuff was shaded on a 486(!) with 8 megs of RAM. Yeah, I’m serious.
This particular strip gets the series off to a rather dull start. I didn’t hit my stride until a bit later. Still, it introduces the main character and eases you into the strip’s slightly off-kilter sense of humour.
And yes, ‘lah ebba’ really is Old English.