Here it is... the very first Ollie and Quentin syndicated comic. Actually I'd been drawing the strip for about 10 years before this but it was in another guise. Ollie was called Eric. Nobby was 'Stormy Stan the Lifeboatman' (who had a beard) and Quentin didn't exist until about 7 years ago.
In fact here's the first ever comic I can find with both my guys in. This goes way back to about 2000. I just wanted to add Quentin (or Christopher as I first thought of calling him then) as a non-speaking character but within a few months he developed his own voice.