Comics Tagged : COVID

The Kingdom That Almost Won

The Kingdom That Almost Won

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Title
The Kingdom That Almost Won
Date
August 1, 2021
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Notes

This comic went crazy viral (go figure). Here’s my Twitter thread examining the spread.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Kingdumb – Day

A medieval knight points at a giant dragon lying on its back in a destroyed village. The knight beckons to nearby villagers.

Knight
Look! The dragon is almost slain! Let us arm ourselves and end its reign of terror!
Panel 2 : Ext. Kingdumb – Continuous

The nearby villagers look at their armor with skepticism.

Villager 1
Wait- What’s this armor made of?
Villager 2
The court jester says it makes you magnetic…

A third villager wears a helmet with visor hanging under his chin.

Villager 3
I can’t breathe in this helmet!
Panel 3 : Ext. Kingdumb – Continuous

The knight looks on in despair as the villagers continue.

Villager 1
Don’t push your pro-armor agenda on us!
Villager 2
The dragon hasn’t eaten anyone -I- know.
Villager 3
We should let the dragon eat us until it gets full.

Meanwhile, the dragon looms over the knight.

Panel 4 : Int. Bedroom – Night

In a modern-day child’s bedroom, a little boy in bed furrows his brow.

Little Boy
I don’t like this story. The people are dumb.

Sitting at the foot of his bed, his mother hunches over a storybook, head in hands.

Mom
-Sigh- I know.

The Glitter Trap

The Glitter Trap

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Title
The Glitter Trap
Date
June 13, 2021
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Notes

Based on an actual conversation between my partner and I

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Evening

Dani confronts Kevin on their couch, sticking a finger in his face.

Dani
You’ve got giltter on your face. You cheating on me?
Kevin
No.
Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Dani holds up a finger with evidence.

Dani
Then where did it come from?
Kevin
I dunno. My new lotion?
Panel 3 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin defends himself.

Kevin
Besides, the only time I’ve left this house in the past year has beenn to take out the trash. When could I possibly cheat on you?
Panel 4 : Ext. Back Alley – Night

Kevin rendevous with some bimbo in a leopard print mini dress while taking out the trash.

Kevin
(to bimbo)
She’s on to us.

Grandpa’s Acting Weird Again

Grandpa’s Acting Weird Again

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Title
Grandpa’s Acting Weird Again
Date
May 16, 2021
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Notes

The games Grampa’s referring to are Animal Crossing, Among Us, and Adpot Me (Roblox). Some folks think the last one is Pokémon, but they’re wrong.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Retirement Home – Day

A young boy sits at his grandpa’s feet.

Young Boy
Grandpa, what did you do during the 2020 Pandemic?
Panel 2 : Int. Retirement Home – Continuous

Grandpa sits in his easy chair.

Grandpa
Well, first I sold turnips to a raccoon on my own private island.
Panel 3 : Int. Retirement Home – Continuous

Grandpa continues.

Grandpa
…Then my friends and I took turns murdering each other in space.
Panel 4 : Int. Retirement Home – Continuous

The little boy looks confused as Grandpa finishes.

Grandpa
…And I bred my pets until they started glowing.
Panel 5 : Ext. Retirement Home – Later

The young boy’s Mom leads him to their car.

Mom
How was your visit with Grandpa?
Young Boy
Confusing.

In the background, Grandpa waves from the porch of his retirement home.

A Second Opinion

A Second Opinion

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Title
A Second Opinion
Date
May 2, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Hospital Room – Day

A man sits up in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV drip. He wears wraparound sunglasses. His doctor stands bedside, looking at his clipboard. Next to the doctor stands a short, muscular, bald man wearing the same wraparound sunglasses as the man in the bed.

Doctor
All my tests say you have cancer. But I called in your favorite podcast host for a second opinion.

It’s Not A Competition (Alt)

It’s Not A Competition (Alt)

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Title
It’s Not A Competition (Alt)
Date
April 11, 2021
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Notes

This is an alternate version of another comic I made. I made this version to see which one shared better on social media: dudes or Moms. Moms won. Moms always win.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

CLOSE on Some D-Bag bragging.

Some D-Bag
…Well, I finished writing my novel, got in shape, and learned French…
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

WIDER to reveal she’s talking to a frazzled Mom with a little kid and a baby.

Some D-Bag
…What did you get done during COVID?
Mom
(deadpan)
I took care of my kids.
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag shrugs.

Some D-Bag
…That’s all?
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag’s eyes go wide as Mom reaches off-panel for a large, ornate axe.

It’s Not A Competition

It’s Not A Competition

Strip Info

Title
It’s Not A Competition
Date
April 11, 2021
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Notes

I made an alternate version of this comic for all the hard working moms out there.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

CLOSE on Some D-Bag bragging.

Some D-Bag
…Well, I finished writing my novel, got in shape, and learned French…
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

WIDER to reveal he’s talking to Kevin.

Some D-Bag
…What did you get done during COVID?
Kevin
(deadpan)
I took up metalworking.
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag shrugs.

Some D-Bag
…That’s all?
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

The D-Bag’s eyes go wide as Kevin reaches off-panel for a large, ornate axe.

Opening Up

Opening Up

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Title
Opening Up
Date
July 16, 2020
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Notes

This is probably my most political comic to date. It blew up on Reddit. I think it even made it to the front page. People used the comments as a place to debate COVID-19 lockdown re-opening. The debate got so heated that the moderators of r/funny actually took it down.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Castle Courtyard – Day

A King addresses a crowd of his subjects from the top of a high wall.

King
My loyal subjects.. I’ve decided to reopen the castle!
Panel 2 : Int. Castle Courtyard – Continuous

From the crowd below, a lowly subject speaks up. Behind him is the main gate of the castle. On the other side of that, a green fog can be seen lingering right over the wall.

Subject
But Your Majesty! The Murder Fog is right outside the gates! We’ll be killed!
Panel 3 : Int. Castle Courtyard – Time

The king motions to a group of three younger people to his left. They look insufferable. Like mideval hipsters.

King
I’m sorry, but I’m afraid I have no choice… Beck and her friends MUST BRUNCH!

The 2 Types of Self-Quarantine

The 2 Types of Self-Quarantine

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Title
The 2 Types of Self-Quarantine
Date
March 15, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Evening

Kevin slumps on the couch, playing a video game. His eyes sleepy. His hair disheveled. He hasn’t shaved. Empty delivery container, dirty laundry, and trash are strewn everywhere. He’s wearing sweatpants and only one sock – that has a hole in it.

Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Alternate Timeline

Kevin sits perfectly erect on the same couch in a bright orange hazmat suit. His living room is sparkling clean. His face is frozen in a wide, toothy smile of anxiety. Sweat beads on his brow. On the endtable sits a single glass of red wine. He’ll never drink it.