Friday, February 10, 2006

5 Days to Get There

5 Days to Get There
Originally uploaded by Waldie's World.
In 1999, I received a phone call from a Mr. Brian Floyd requesting my presence on a road trip that would take us from Jackson, MS to Los Angeles, California. Though quite well-traveled now, at the time I had very little experience outside of my home state. My interest piqued, I agreed, thus beginning a series of events that would ultimately put us in the midst of freezing rain, burning sun, earthquakes, and of course, Hollywood. The phrase “Five Miles from Yermo” will now forever be a part of our vocabulary.

Years later, with a few months spare time on my hands, I attempted to record the adventures for posterity. In trying to put down the adventures, the memories, and- well, the pure ridiculousness of it all, the project morphed into a comic book, and 5 Days to Get There was born.

Big ups to Fuzzy and FuzzyCo for hosting this comic. For those of you who have never met Brian Floyd and/or are curious about how true my rendition of Mr. Floyd is in this story, I can attest that my version of Floyd doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing.

And though this story has been a bit stream-lined, the freezing rain, burning sun, and earthquakes were there. Trust me on that.



St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

Thanks for sharing the final product. I think we'd seen a bit of this on your computer, or
perhaps printed out (Izzy recalls reading the entire thing.) What a great story and what a great way to tell it!

(jim) Bo Ba Log said...

Actually, I still have the whole thing on MY computer, and I carry a hard copy in my briefcase, with the corrections you made. Dude, I totally could have done a pdf for you, but how cool that Fuzzy put it up for you.

And seriously. I will make more hard copies, especially now that I have the Xerox 6060 in my corner. All I need is a smidge more time than I actually have.

discipleassisi said...

chris' comic is aWeSoMe!

IPW said...

No problem my friend. You know how I like to pimp you out to the masses.

Anonymous said...

Your comic looks great online! What a great team you and Fuzzy make!

Theresa said...

Awesome comic!

Anonymous said...

That was awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!