Here is the actual first It’s Walky! strip, which published on December 25, 1999.  As Professor Doc’s exclamation suggests, the title of the webcomic in its infancy was actually Walkerton!, but some dumb town in Ontario had the domain name so quickly the strip was retitled It’s Walky!, sort of inspired by my IRC nick at the time.    But no one owned!  It was mine!  All mine!