The ocean's creatures have always fascinated me, and the threats to the animals of the world like industrialization has always stood in the spotlight in my mind. I, Blobfish started when I first discovered the blobfish online. The fish's 'frown' and 'nose', and strange look in all made me want to find out more about the blobfish. I soon found out that they were endangered, which led to me making blobfish 'save the blob' T-shirts'.
The T-shirts featured a blobfish character who looked similar yet quite different to the 2018 I, Blobfish character. It, too, wore a top hat, and that became the similarity between it and all following blobfish characters. The T-shirts were a hit, and the idea of a website to save endangered animals created the first I, Blobfish website.
The first website's design was almost nothing like the one today, although the blue and white I, Blobfish logo stuck. It was devoted to saving all endangered animals, which was a very serious topic, but a year later I realized that what my website was missing was some sort of fun. And so I started to write and draw comics.
First came a book that I was going to call 'Blobfish', an adventure book about a blobfish's journey to defeat a television god. It was pretty good, but the characters and plot didn't work out too well. Then I started making science-themed stand-alone blobfish comics in a notebook, which I had thought would turn into a small series of books about science. But then I realized that they would lead me away from the topic of the website: saving endangered animals, and so that idea was gone. However, I had perfected the blobfish character, so I kept him for ideas in the future, and he has hardly changed.
I began to look through other comic books, like the Smurfs, and Garfield. That was when I realized that stand-alone comics would be best. I started to doodle small comics, featuring animals on land and underwater. But that didn't work, because blobfishes are strictly marine creatures. So, the new ocean-themed I, Blobfish comics were born.