Robot and the Echo Chamber
Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: ROBOT and FRANCIS in their SPACE SHIP, observing something off panel.
It appears to be some kind of sentient bubble.
Panel 2: Pull out to see their small SHIP next to a giant BUBBLE.
Whatever we do, let’s not get sucked into it.
Panel 3: Same as panel 2, except they get sucked into it. Sound effect: SHOOP!
Panel 4: ROBOT and FRANCIS are inside the BUBBLE. They are confronted by very happy looking CLONES of ROBOT. There is a POP! sound effect as more CLONES appear seemingly out of nowhere.
Ack! Who are you?
We’re your tribe! Welcome to your echo chamber!
Panel 5: Close up of CLONE 1. More POP! noises in the background.
You’ll love it here! We’re all the same, and completely impervious to view point diversity.
Panel 6: Pull out to frame ROBOT, FRANCIS, and CLONE 1 in the panel. Another POP! noise.
But I like counter arguments. They prove how smart I am.
Panel 7: The panel expands to see a bunch of the CLONES, all wearing the same UGLY VESTS. FRANCIS looks terrified, ROBOT has had enough. They are leaving.
Being uninformed leaves us more time for our vests!
Panel 8: Mirror of panel 3, except their SPACE SHIP is rocketing out of the giant BUBBLE. Sound effect: SPLOOT!
Panel 9: ROBOT and FRANCIS in their SHIP.
Being willfully stupid is just dumb.