The title characters are J. In early , Clyde revealed to Barney that they had been classmates in grade school. Clyde's cute companion rabbit is named Adolf. When panhandling, however, Clyde refers to Adolf by his "stage name," which is Fluffykins McNeedsahug.
On Father's Day , Gene Weingarten wrote about how their collaboration began. The title characters are J. Clyde also cares for a rabbit named Adolf. In , Florida resident Horace LaBadie began suggesting scripts to the creators. In time, he became a frequent contributor to the strip.