A Big Ooops On John's Part!!
It appears that yours truly is NOT the first person to use the name 'Barley Clown' in a comic strip. Imagine my shock when I found this link upon googling the name:
True, my character has an entirely different personality and set of problems, but I felt it was necessary to post this as a form of acknowledgement. I guess next time I'll Google the name or term before I draw 60-some odd sketches of it....