David Leach, who was born and raised in Ealing , is bringing back Psycho Gran nearly 30 years after it first appeared in anarchic kids comic Oink!

This time around the combustible octogenarian makes her appearance in a digital comic book, due to be released in March.

Comic book editor David, who has worked on Wallace and Gromit newspaper strips and Sponge Bob Squarepants, said he was looking forward to seeing the demented 5ft tall granny return.

He said: “She only ran 16 times in Oink! but she seems to have resonated with people. I have people approach me and tell me they remember her.”

She made her first comeback in 2011 when David was approached to contribute to a Japanese tsunami appeal.

He said: “I had her fighting with Godzilla. That opened up the flood gates and I realised she had many more stories to tell. I’m looking forward to seeing her return.”

 

David went to Ealing Green High School for Boys, which no longer exists, and later studied at Ealing College of Higher Education, which is now part of University of West London . With the help of her trusty pet dog Archie and man-eating sentient hand bag named Percy, Psycho Gran is on a one-woman mission to mete out justice and rid the world of annoying people.

David, who drew inspiration from Monty Python, said: “She is horrible to people that deserve it. She can’t stand rudeness, she’s an OAP vigilante. She’s a very British character. It’s irreverent, anarchic and very slapstick.”

And the 50-year-old, who moved from Ealing to High Wycombe 10 years ago, said he did not have to look far for inspiration for his character. He said: “She’s definitely a part of me. She’s my inner-me.”

The book, which contains no swearing and only slapstick violence, is aimed at people of all ages.

Psycho Gran makes her long-awaited comeback on www.comixology.com