Sunday, March 22, 2009


This is a comic strip drawn quite a few years ago in a sketchbook. Bird picks up worm, bird gives worm to boy (an alien? a ghost? WTF?), boy eats worm, boy gets sick from eating worm and spits out worm over cliff. The end.

If you are, right now, marveling at the ground-breaking nature of this story, not to mention the glorious splash page (!) that closes the piece, then I think we have a lot in common. Now, instead of talking about it, let's go back and enjoy the many layers of subtext hidden within this wonderful narrative.

1 comment:

Mark Hampton said...

The splash page should have one word in a balloon over the kid's head: "Ptooey".

It would really complete the narrative and add a hidden layer of thought-provoking controversy.