> >This reminds me of Dwiggins's alter-ego, Kobodaishi;
> >with some notable differences, of course...
> I thought Dwiggins's alter-ego was Dr. Herman Pewtershine III ?
You mean Hermann Püterschein, although the name is supposedly derived from
pewter + shine.
Dwiggins actually created an entire Püterschein family. Kobodaishi was
another alter ego of Dwiggins.