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Crows and the Zika Virus

July 1, 2016

Crows and the Zika Virus

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    Crows and the Zika Virus

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: CROWS sitting on a RAIL FENCE.

    CROW 1

    Cough. Cough.

    CROW 2

    What’s with the cough? Are you sick?

    Panel 2: Close up on a MOSQUITO, flying into the BEAK of CROW 1.

    CROW 1 (voice over)

    Well, I didn’t want to worry you, but I ate a mosquito earlier, and now I’m pretty sure I have Zika and I’m going to die.

    MOSQUITO

    ?

    Panel 3: Close up on CROWS

    CROW 2 (not believing this)

    I see. Who told you that?

    Panel 4: CROW 1 looking at a BROWSER WINDOW with the header ‘Sketchy Web Doctor’.

    CROW 1

    I Googled it.

    Panel 5: Silhouette of the CROWS sitting on a RAIL FENCE.

    CROW 2

    You do realize the Zika Virus is primarily a concern only to pregnant women and Olympians – and here’s an important point – not at all by birds?

    Panel 6: Close up on CROW 1.

    CROW 1 (really worried)

    Oh really? Then why do I feel so lousy?

    Panel 7: Close up on CROW 2.

    CROW 2 (this is stupid)

    I don’t know, maybe because mosquitos are gross, and when you eat gross things you feel sick.

    Panel 8: Silhouette of CROWS sitting on a RAIL FENCE, staring at each other. CROW 1 is considering that maybe CROW 2 is right.

    Panel 9: CROWS eating a ROADKILL LUNCH.

    CROW 1

    Ohmygawd! I’m cured!

    CROW 2 (sarcastic)

    It’s a miracle.

Crows and the Mosaic-Tailed Rat

June 17, 2016

Crows and the Mosaic-Tailed Rat

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    Crows and the Mosaic-Tailed Rat

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: CROWS landing on GARBAGE BAG.

    Panel 2: CROWS digging into GARBAGE BAG, and having a nice lunch.

    Panel 3: CROWS, still on GARBAGE BAG. CROW 1 has a thought.

    CROW 1

    You know who we haven’t heard from in a while? That Mosaic-Tailed Rat.

    Panel 4: Close up on MOSAIC-TAILED RAT wearing a lovely BOWLER HAT.

    CROW 1 (voice over)

    He wears the best hats.

    Panel 5: Close up on CROWS.

    CROW 2

    Oh yeah. He’s dead. Actually, his entire species is extinct.

    CROW 1

    What?! How?

    Panel 6: Close up on CROW 2.

    CROW 2

    Climate change, primarily. Rising seas destroyed their habitat, and killed all the rats.

    Panel 7: Panel frames CROW 1, who considers CROW 2’s words.

    CROW 1

    Huh.

    Panel 8: Reverse silhouette of CROWS on GARBAGE BAG. CROW 1 still in thought.

    Panel 9: GARBAGE BAG is obliterated. CROWS stand where the GARBAGE BAG once was.

    CROW 1

    So, what happened to all his hats?