His first name probably comes from the fact that I watched Dr. Quinn around the time I made up these characters. (Quinn, Quentin). His last name is probably a reference to Doc Marten boots, which were popular because of the whole grunge music/fashion trend at the time I made up the characters. This is, of course, another anachronism; according to Wikipedia, the boots were first made in the 1940s. Another anachronism is his nickname, Rinny. The trivia calls it a compromise, that is, his childhood friends agreed to stop calling him Tin-Tin. "Rinny" is a vague reference to Rin Tin Tin, a fictional dog from movies and TV in the 20th century (none of which I've actually seen). Though in a totally unrelated note, now as I reread the character's page, "Tin Tin" kind of puts me in mind of Tenten from "Naruto," which came along well after I made this up.... |
As for the New England Journal of Medicine, apparently it's not an anachronism, per se, having existed well before the 1890s, but... nevertheless, the name didn't exist as such until later, so that, at least, is anachronistic. You'll also notice among the contents of his bag is a flashlight, which of course couldn't have existed at the time. The drugs pictured have labels you can't clearly make out in this scan, but they are ether, opium, and codeine. I would imagine none of these are anachronistic; I also suppose he carried other drugs, these are just the ones I happened to label when I made the drawing.