The cartoonist David Low
first drew Colonel Blimp
for Lord Beaverbrook's London Evening Standard
in the 1930s: pompous, irascible, jingoistic and stereotypically English. "Gad, Sir", Blimp would proclaim, wrapped in his towel and brandishing some mundane weapon to emphasise his passion
and complacency on some issue of current affairs.
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp