I Am Death

December 22, 2019

In this comic, Death gets some new clothes, and meets an old man who is a critic right to his last breath.

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I Am Death

Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

Panel 1: An OLD MAN, and DEATH stand together to the side of a old farm house, somewhere in the country.

OLD MAN

You’re him, aren’t you?

DEATH

I am death.

Panel 2: The OLD MAN and DEATH stand together, in conversation.

OLD MAN

Where’s the robe? Where’s the scythe?

DEATH

Oh, uh…I’m trying something new.

Panel 3

OLD MAN

Well, it sucks.

DEATH

That’s harsh.

Panel 4: The mailbox sits quietly nearby, flag up, ready to be emptied.

OLD MAN

Did I hurt your little feelings? Is wee Death going to cry? Boo hoo!

Death

The kid in the shop said I looked cool.

Panel 5: The stone chimney of the old house stands patiently, awaiting the smoke from a warm winter fire.

OLD MAN

He lied! HA HA HA HA HA

DEATH

I’m beginning to understand why your wife poisoned your tea.

Panel 6: The ghost of the OLD MAN and DEATH look casually on, over the corpse of the now dead OLD MAN.

OLD MAN

You enjoyed that, didn’t you?

DEATH

Not as much as this next bit.

Panel 7: The world slips away slowly from the ghost of the OLD MAN and DEATH.

OLD MAN

Why? What’s the next bit?

DEATH

It’s nothing.

Panel 8: Nothing.

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