Closer To Fine

“It’s easier to sell the first two than the entire panel where the dog melts into nothingness.”
— Here’s an interview with the guy behind “On Fire,” the popular comic that you may have seen in many of the meme-friendly environments that our modern age offers up in place of churches as spaces of congregation for the lonely and uncertain. What I particularly appreciate about this quote is how it demonstrates the limits of what we will accept when it comes to laughing about how terrible life truly is: We’ll buy the dog telling himself that everything is okay while the flames burn all around him, but the inevitable results of that act of self-delusion are a little too real to slap on a T-shirt and show to the world.