September 27, 2007

About SirColby

Filed under: — Colby @ 12:34 am

Like many Americans I have a mixed heritage. My mother’s side is mostly German. In fact her great-grandfather was the guy who immigrated to this country and my Mom was the first generation raised speaking English. About the only German I know is “gesundheit!” My ancestor’s name was Etzel and our family claims we must therefore be descended from the famous King Etzel of the Huns. Never heard of him? Check out Wagner’s Nibelungenleid. King Etzel’s more famous name is Attila. Yes, THE Attila.

So, one day in high school, I was telling my classmates in Texas History class that I was of royal lineage and they should all bow down and start calling me Sir Colby. Then, in jest, when I turned in a history exam I signed it Sir Colby. The teacher thought that was hilarious and made a big deal about it in class and even spread the word to other teachers who also teasingly called me Sir Colby. I was drawing cartoons for the student newspaper and started using the moniker as my signature. I’ve been Sir Colby ever since.


  1. Awesome! Ahahaha! Stop it, you’re killing me! Anyway, I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this is great.

    Comment by James Newton — April 11, 2008 @ 12:51 am

  2. Okay, so you finally got my attention and I signed up! Love the artwork and the talent that has always been your trademark…since high-school…

    Thanks for sharing…


    Comment by Brandy Herbert — July 29, 2008 @ 10:41 am

  3. lol. epic.

    Comment by Zachary Rogers — September 16, 2008 @ 8:17 am

  4. I always wondered how you became “Sir Colby”. Very interesting and funny : )

    Comment by Nancy Peterson — January 21, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

  5. Amazing work! and very inspiring! I’m excited to learn about the talent present in our family and am even more fueled now to step up and push myself further in my own work.

    Comment by Kristina Campuzano — June 10, 2011 @ 10:29 am

  6. Wonderful!I love it.

    Comment by Magaret Wang — June 23, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

  7. loved the story of sir colby. i think i’ll start calling myself king john.No..that sounds like a large toilet.

    Comment by JOHN REINHART — June 28, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

  8. I remember back then when we were kids and how you started calling yourself Sir Colby. I started calling myself Lady Lo after your search into our history.

    Comment by Lorette Capehart — August 1, 2011 @ 11:30 am

  9. What a great story! I had not read that before. Thanks

    Comment by Don Drewry — June 5, 2017 @ 5:12 pm

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