Quirit is a quirk of nature. He accidentally came into being when a stray egg cell was fertilized by the BSE-virus. Some 60 cell divisions later, he was born. The rest of his life is easily summed up: he ate, drank and grew fatter and taller. On the 17th of March, Quirit saw his first cartoon published in an illustrious weekly. The editor had mixed up the in and the out tray. As a result, Quirit cartoons keep popping up in the most unexpected places. And this, most faithful reader, is something which we're going to have to live with.