Way back in the mid 1990s, I produced Blazing Earl News, a silly newsletter I sent out to about a dozen friends on a very irregular schedule. In 1996 I ran a logo contest, won by Jim MacDonald. Here he is accepting his "award," bad PhotoShop and all.
And here's the logo Jim designed:
The Earliad exists because I really enjoyed producing Blazing Earl News, and I wanted to continue publishing nonsense for the enjoyment (?) of my friends.