Crows Build a Wall
Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: CROW 1 is piling twigs and pebbles. CROW 2 stands close by.
I’m building a wall.
CROW 2 (barely curious)
Panel 2: Two loving SONG BIRDS stand beyond the WALL. CROW 1 is pointing toward them.
To keep out the riff-raff!
Panel 3: Close up on CROW 2.
Riff-raff? You mean those song birds?
Panel 4: Close up on both CROWS.
CROW 1 (yelling)
They are infesting our community! Eating all our food! Crowding all our trees!
CROW 2 (startled)
But…won’t they fly over a wall?
Panel 5: Similar to panel 2. A SONG BIRD peaks in off panel. CROW 1 points to how tall the WALL will be.
CROW 1 (mater-of-factly)
No. It will be super tall.
Panel 6: Both CROWS. A SONG BIRD sings off panel.
I see. Won’t they walk around it?
No. It will be very long. The longest wall ever.
Panel 7: Close up on CROW 2.
CROW 2 (disbelief)
Won’t they pull it apart, build nests from it’s twigs, and raise loving community minded families from within the remnants of it’s misguided ideology?
Panel 8: The SONG BIRDS have taken apart the WALL, built a NEST from it’s twigs and pebbles in a nearby tree. They are cuddling, and very lovey. The CROWS watch from far below.
Panel 9: Both CROWS.
CROW 1 (angry)
Hey! Stop undermining my irrational fears!
CROW 2 (no longer caring about this conversation)
There goes the neighbourhood.