First Published: September 9, 2009
This is all true, down to the ill-considered t-shirt with the American flag I wore as a young teen.
Minor details have been fudged. For one, I can't recall what kind of car I drove that night; it was a rental. Also, the sign may have been one word shorter and the other way around.
The airplane type is an educated guess – I remember it was capable of landing on water in case of emergency, it could carry 20 people and had a cargo hold.
This strip was fun to do, even though it involved some research to get the plane right.
Every time I draw myself as an old man, I take a different approach. Ah, the joys of drawing without a model sheet for the main character.
Roosters trained for fighting are called "gamecock". That sounded wrong on too many levels, though.