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More Like a Magical Beating, Amirite?

September 30, 2020
Magical Thinking

Squirrels exist, whether you want them to or not! Mistakes were made. What can you do? Platinum Carbon ink fades a bit under an eraser. Maybe it’s the bristol. I think I prefer Deleter Black 4 for brush and dip pens, but might keep the Platinum for tech pens, etc. Very happy with the bizarro layout. Read the full comic.

Magical Thinking

September 30, 2020
In this comic, the crows discover that squirrels are real, whether you believe in them or not.
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    Magical Facts

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: Voices come from a tree, in an old churchyard. It’s the CROWS.

    CROW 2

    Hey, is that the squirrel that’s got it in for you? It looks angry.

    CROW 1

    I don’t believe in squirrels, so it can’t hurt me.

    Panel 2: CROWS are conversing on a tree branch. CROW 2 is only half listening, more interested in the SQUIRREL farther up the tree, and off panel.

    CROW 2

    It’s carrying a lot of acorns for such a tiny animal.

    CROW 1

    In fact, I don’t believe in anything inconvenient, difficult to understand, or harmful to me.

    Panel 3: CROW 2 continues to watch the SQUIRREL with some interest.

    CROW 2

    Oh, wait, his friends have come to help him. That’s nice.

    CROW 1

    Global pandemic, climate change, facts, squirrels. None of it exists.

    Panel 4: CROW 1, who was also only half listening to CROW 2, finally clues in.

    CROW 2

    Oh! You should probably move.

    CROW 1

    What? Why?

    Panel 5: But it’s too late. The unseen SQUIRRELS bombard CROW 1 with acorns, knocking him out of the tree.

    CROW 1

    Ow! Ow! Hey! Ow! Stop! Ow! Oh! Hey! Er! Oof! Hey! Ow! Stup- Ow!

    Panel 6: CROW 2, unharmed by the previous onslaught, calls down to CROW 1, lying in great discomfort on the ground below.

    CROW 2

    Good thing squirrels don’t exist, or you’d be in a lot of pain right now!

    CROW 1

    Stupid squirrels! Stop suppressing my beliefs!