Professor Stanwell Briar
Neil (Professor Stanwell Briar, that is) was the publisher and creative force behind the Agricultural and Mechanical Gazette, a bimonthly tabloid published privately that began in November 1988 and lasted until 1997 (Vol. 9, Issue 1). Neil has lifted the Dirigible Pirates series from the Agricultural and Mechanical Gazette and polished those stories into a novel - The Dirigible Pirates. Since then he's written Tales from the Black Hart and The Revenge of Dr. Minneapolis St. Paul. (yes she is far more evil than anyone named "Madison") available on Amazon.
And he's recently been busy writing new material with four novels published in a series featuring a number of characters who smoke pipes and cigars:See Professor Stanwell Briar on Amazon