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Crows Build a Wall

August 9, 2016

In this comic, the crows debate the pros and cons of building a wall to keep the song birds out.

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    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.

    CROW 1

    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.

    CROW 1

    To keep out the riff-raff!

    Panel 3: Close up on CROW 2.

    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.

    CROW 2

    I see. Won’t they walk around it?

    CROW 1

    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.