Recently, my old friend and fellow Hodgsonian, Leigh Blackmore, sent me a batch of unique Hodgson items. He was responsible for furnishing me with the item in Wednesday’s post (“A Biographical Note”) and today he has sent along this rather odd little story.
I confess that I have no idea where this came from or even who was M. M. Moamrath? To the best of Leigh’s knowledge, this item came from Nickelodeon #1 (1975) and was published by Nickelodeon Graphic Art Services. It appears to have been a fanzine with a section devoted to Moamrath in this issue. (Perhaps the name “Moamrath” is an aside to Lewis Carroll’s famous poem, “The Jabberwocky”?)
It is an amusing little story with plenty of Hodgsonian touches. So far as I know, this is the only example of “Hodgson parody” existing but perhaps someone could be encouraged to write some more?? And, of course, I send out the request to all the dear readers of this blog to furnish more information about the mysterious “M. M. Moamrath”!