Bob Burden created the Flaming Carrot in 1979. A truly bizarre send-up of superheroes, he founded the Mystery Men, although he does not appear in the film which the group inspired. Over the years, hes had crossover adventures with a number of other characters.

David Sim created Cerebus the Aardvark in 1977 and, while Burden's work is now distributed by Dark Horse, Sim remained steadfastly independent. Over the comic's impressive run, he handled all aspects including writing, drawing, publishing, and spouting controversial views.

It is only natural that this pair would have met at least once in their histories.