The World of Padman comics started in 1998 as a series of German and English comics by the artist and designer Andres "ENTE" Endres (ENTE stands for "duck" in german). The comics as well as the characters quickly grew popular. The PadComics started the entire World of Padman series, quickly evolving into lilliput maps for Quake 3 and Jedi Knight 2, into an entire modification of Quake 3 called "PadMod" and eventually a standalone game on the ioq3 engine.