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Crows and the Zika Virus

July 1, 2016

In this comic, the crows express their concerns about 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.



    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.