The comic strip Dixie Drive has a new name – Wide Open. Creator Rich Powell describes the name change this way, “We’re flying a ‘57 Bel Air down the highways and byways of this great land in a cheeseburger-fueled quest for the essence of the American Animal! The stereo is cranked, the windows are wide open, the throttle is wide open, our eyes are wide open… the possibilities are WIDE OPEN!!” Makes you curious to read the strip, doesn’t it?
Here’s a funny one to introduce you to Rich’s talent:
Wide Open originally joined GoComics as Dixie Drive in October 2012. Based out of Asheboro, N.C., Rich Powell created a comic strip that was influenced by his surroundings. As Dixie Drive became more popular, Rich decided to broaden his focus beyond the Southeast. In a recent interview with the Asheboro Courier Tribune, he said, “I’m just expanding the scope of the cartoon to poke fun at everyone in these great United States, not just my Southern brethren.”
Sounds like he wants to give all Americans an equal opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Rich may be turning his humor your way in the near future. Don’t miss it! If you are a GoComics PRO Member, add Wide Open to your My Comics Page, and read it every day .
-- The Intern