September 4, 2020September 2, 2020 by CIDU Bill Loose Death Image Bill Bickel, CIDU comic strips, comics, Dave Blazek, Death, humor, Loose Parts 122 Comments Related
Here’s a new Lio, collected by Brian in STL:
There are also a few CIDU touches, like why is the headless guy in period garb? Is he the Headless Horseman? Why is he holding the basket? Are either skull his? If so, why are there two skulls?
Nice twist from Harry Bliss:
There is a discussion of the “Grim Reaper” image and idea, historically and in recent cartoons, in Arnold Zwicky’s blog entry called “Death on the Couch”.
It’s acting very friendly.
That’s the problem with being the Grim Reaper. People always think you’re on the job. Maybe you advise against the brisket at the deli, not because it’s poisoned, just a little chewy today.
Today’s Lio strip had a bit of topical plus CIDU about it. It’s not entirely clear why he’s dressing up for school that way. Just for fun? Show and Tell? I like the rather unfazed look from the fellow student.
Back to Loose Parts:
The seasons change. This was a CIDU for a few folks in comments, but most understood it. For some of the readers here that might not be familiar with American sports, it’s the “death” of the local baseball team’s post-season hopes, so the sports fan can concentrate on the start of the (American) football season.
Here’s a twist:
Hmmmm… I don’t have a collection of favorites, but if I did, that’s one that I wouldn’t plan on adding to it. I had hoped to find one by Charles Addams, but haven’t had any luck yet.
Non Sequitur has done Grim Reaper themed strips the past couple days. Presumably it’s someone in costume. Not certain if it will go on all week. I thought yesterday would be a one-off, but that’s not the case.
@ Brian in StL – Wiley did follow up with just one more “reaper bouncer” strip:
Yeah, I was going to mention that, then forgot.
What Reaper does on his days off (per In the Bleachers):