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Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: Daytime in a nondescript back alley. CROW 1 stands on the edge of a DUMPSTER, while CROW 2 looks up from deep inside the large garbage bin. They are looking for lunch, and not having much luck.
I don’t think it’s fair that the hoomans blame the year for all their problems.
Panel 2: CROW 1, now chewing on what appears to be discarded electrical wire.
Imagine you’re the year, going about your yearly business - changing seasons, renewing magazines, making babies, I don’t know…when suddenly, some hoomans elect a bad leader, start a pandemic, get a lousy haircut, and then blame YOU for all of it!
Panel 3: CROW 2 is head down in the DUMPSTER,
Well, it’s like my Mama used to say - “Blaming celestial mechanics for your problems is far easier than finding lunch in a hardware store dumpster.”
Panel 4: CROW 1 is now chewing on MATCHES. CROW 2 is entertained as the MATCHES light up, and drop into the DUMPSTER.
Too true. Oh, don’t try these stick things. They are not great. 2 stars. Do not recommend.
Oh! They light up. That’s fun.
Panel 5: The DUMPSTER catches FIRE, and the CROWS fly away in a big hurry.
ACK! Not fun! It wasn’t me! The year did it! Ha ha!
It’s the revenge of the stoopid year! Oh, why weren’t we nicer?! Ha ha!
Panel 6: The CROWS fly off into the distance, leaving a large PLUME OF SMOKE, and a raging DUMPSTER FIRE behind them.
Maybe if hoomans don’t like years so much, they should just stop revolving around the sun.
That WOULD make all their problems go away. But don’t give them any ideas.
I’ve been writing longer stories lately. It’s my goal for this year. The upside is learning a new skill. The down side is they take me longer to produce. So in the interest of also keeping with my goal from last year, which was a one page comic each month, I’m taking a break to revisit the crows.
They’re always up to something!