Crows and the Zika Virus
Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: CROWS sitting on a RAIL FENCE.
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.
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’.
I Googled it.
Panel 5: Silhouette of the CROWS sitting on a RAIL FENCE.
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.
Ohmygawd! I’m cured!
CROW 2 (sarcastic)
It’s a miracle.