When Brad finally reached Quanahuac, Mr. Love Jr. hired him immediately, as there’d been no other applicants.
Pim Comic Strip
How I came to write Pim
People often ask how I came to write Pim. It seems like a thousand years since I discovered Pim, or that Pim discovered me. Thankfully I kept detailed notes and saved photos from that time. While I can’t swear to the absolute accuracy of what you are about to read, I have done my best to capture the essence of how Pim entered my life.
Taking leave of The Well-Dressed Albatross, Brad continued to Quanahuac, on which journey he was erroneously arrested, tried, and jailed. Thankfully he was released after only a few hours of incarceration when the real criminal was apprehended.
For the sake of company Brad and the Well-Dressed Albatross travelled together as far as Mexico City, and in so doing became close.
Having, out of financial necessity, taken a restaurant delivery job, the Shadowy Figure appeared and was able to revive Brad with Pollo en Mole Verde and Flor de Jamaica. For his efforts the Shadowy Figure would lose his job and have to pay for the misdelivered food himself.
Brad collapsed just short of a tiki bar that might have provided a hydrating beverage. This went unnoticed by the Well-Dressed Albatross who was perusing journals for reviews of his epic poem (reviews that were nonexistent as Pim and Bim had neglected to distribute the book).
Continuing on his journey and bored with the terrain, Brad decided to call Ukifune. As it happened, she was in his vicinity completing the requirements for her desert survival badge.
Brad came upon an oasis. Imagining it was a hallucination he refused to eat of its fruit and drink of its water, a solipsism that also prevented him from acknowledging Slim who lurked there in the hope of enlisting a desperate sojourner for his unwholesome projects.
Some nights, during Brad’s long walk to Quanahuac, Mr. Love would pass above him.
Rather than e-mail, Brad began the long walk towards Quanahuac to apply in person.
Slow to find a vocation, as graduates in dog psychology often are, Brad came upon an advertisement for a job in a Quanahuac movie theatre, disinfecting seats with hand sanitizer. The successful candidate would be welcome to spend nights there.