FICTION/POETRY

Sarah Nowrocki - untitled comic published in Kilgore quarterly #4

Found this comic in Kilgore Books' quarterly comic and took iPhone photos of it so I could share it here. I'm digging how this comic layers worry/sadness/death/irritation/the-sometimes-pointlessness-of-NPR-and-pig-assholes into 12 small panels and one sad, yet relatively normal moment (that is, if you live somewhere lots of deer also live). This comic is literally short and sweet.  

One note: for those of you with squinty-computer-eye-syndrome, I've dictated the word parts in the text boxes below the pages.

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Panel 1: I think I'll tell him that I can't go through another surgery. I guess the medicine is helping, but I just can't keep doing this. He's my second opinion but maybe I need a third. "Today on this American Life, a story about calamari. Are restaurants serving pig assholes..." Panel 2: "disguised as the delicious Italian delicacy? I'm your host Ira Glass ... " Panel 4: "Hello! Can I help you boys?" "I, I, oh God. She just came outta nowhere." "Shit, man. She's hurt real bad. We need to help her." Panel 5:  "We don't have any tools with us." "I'll get my knife."

Panel 1: I think I'll tell him that I can't go through another surgery. I guess the medicine is helping, but I just can't keep doing this. He's my second opinion but maybe I need a third.

"Today on this American Life, a story about calamari. Are restaurants serving pig assholes..."

Panel 2: "disguised as the delicious Italian delicacy? I'm your host Ira Glass ... "

Panel 4: "Hello! Can I help you boys?"

"I, I, oh God. She just came outta nowhere."

"Shit, man. She's hurt real bad. We need to help her."

Panel 5:  "We don't have any tools with us."

"I'll get my knife."

 Panel 9: "I'm so sorry" Panel 10: "Let's put her under this tree." Panel 12: "Assholes are very similar to calamari in taste and," Click.

 Panel 9: "I'm so sorry"

Panel 10: "Let's put her under this tree."

Panel 12: "Assholes are very similar to calamari in taste and," Click.