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So. Way back in the mid 90's, I was working in a hell hole mattress making factory alongside friend and fellow artist Darin Palmer.
We tried to ease our pain by making fun of it. And so, we created this strip called Pipedreams, our endless pursuit of being stuck and striving for better things. We had so much fun doing this and I think that we only sent submissions out a few times, with no luck. So, it was shelved. i revisit it from time to time and I still laugh at what we came up with.
Most of the characters, if not all of them are based on our actual fellow workers and bosses and a lot of what happened, actually happened. We embellished just a touch. I thought it would be fun to show these strips and add some useless trivia, to boot.
This first strip is an introduction of one of the two main characters. Of course, we based them on ourselves. Who better to tell the pain than the ones living it, right? So, this here is Chili Palmer, based on Darin. I believe that Get Shorty was released at about this time and thought it funny that Darin and Travolta's character had the same last name. Hence, Chili.
We wrote the stories together, I penciled them and Darin inked and colored them.