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.

Even though Mr. Love no longer employed him to follow the movements of Mr. Love Jr., the Shadowy Figure could be found in Seat 7, Row W, where he’d been every night since his discovery of Shadowlands.

Some say magic happens when classic films are projected through celluloid as they traditionally were. Your call.

Working the ticket booth as usual, Mr. Love Jr. was startled to see so long a lineup for his double feature.

 Time spent travelling goes faster with a companion. In what seemed like no time Brad and the Well-Dressed Albatross had arrived at the theatre.

Though the Well-Dressed Albatross wasn’t sure what program he was registered in, and had just come from a lecture on the parasitology of poultry, he and Brad met regularly between classes for conversation and fellowship and drinks.


Relaxing in the common room next day the Well-Dressed Albatross discovered that Brad made his own beer. Immediately they were fast friends.

Realizing he hadn’t made arrangements for accommodation he found a last minute vacancy in the college residence, where his roommate was a student named Brad.

Having wandered in to an ongoing keg party on the way to his first class, and imbibing even more than usual, the Well-Dressed Albatross accidentlly found himself at a lecture on advanced mathematics, thinking it was his mixology course.

Continuing on to the community college the Well-Dressed Albatross came upon a TV broadcast in which Clive was being interviewed about his recent mathematical breakthrough.

Passing the Palacio de Bellas Artes on his way to the community college, the Well-Dressed Albatross discovered that Pim and Bim were about to perform Messiaen’s ‘Visions de l’Amen’ for two pianos, so he went in and enjoyed the performance from a better than average seat.