Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: A SWEATER lays on a bathroom floor. A RUBBER DUCK sits perched on the edge of the tub.
Why am I here?
Panel 2: SWEATER continues.
Is this all there is to life?
Panel 3: An assortment of shampoo bottles are covered in the bubbles from a recent bath.
Panel 4: Towels hang on the towel rod, rather uncaringly.
Panel 5: SWEATER continues.
What is my purpose?
Panel 4: RUBBER DUCK speaks up from her perch on the edge of the tub.
You keep a human warm. That is your purpose.
Panel 5: SWEATER lays awkwardly on the tile floor.
The world is meaningless and I’m a cozy sweater?
Panel 6: RUBBER DUCK continues.
This morning you were also a bath mat. That could be your purpose.
God really is dead.
Panel 7: Inert shampoo bottles on the edge of the tub, and the shower curtain listen in. Or maybe not. They’re inert, so who knows. RUBBER DUCK mostly just wants this conversation to end now.
Oh! I know. Your synthetic fibres are killing lots of marine life.
I’m a murderer?!
Panel 8: SWEATER and RUBBER DUCK conclude their discussion in the bathroom.
I was thinking more like an environmental concern, but whatever floats your boat.
Cozy sweater is good. Let’s not talk anymore.