(All stories below created for Manta Ray’s The Small Picture, a full-page comic published each Friday in the Mint Newspaper.)
First, there was a lot of Bad News and also, lots of Great Revolutionary Things. The Great Revolutionary Things gave a great lot of hope and inspiration, despite all the Bad News. Over the years, the number of individual pieces of Bad News and Great Good Important Advances just Grew and Grew and GREW. Soon, the man in front of the TV was being inundated by Too Much of Everything and took to escaping to the Modern Fairytales of Famous People and Cats. More people like him chose the Fairytales over everything else and contributed to Numbers and Ratings about What People Really Wanted. This is considered a prime example of Natural Selection and has led to the development of a new world religion called Darwinism.
(This piece was published on 8 November 2013.)
Second, there was The Past which was always a lot Nicer than The Present. And one decided to pass on the choicest, meatiest, fuzziest bits of The Past into sweet little hand-crafted Time Capsules to The Future Self. A true Present, yes?
(This piece was published on 23 August 2013. )
Third, there was a grand opportunity of Sharing and Caring and Giving and Receiving in the true spirit of What’s Mine is Ours. A few dogs and cats would trade places. Human Beings would look on with a misty tear in every eye, thinking of the Great Good Future and how much Intelligent Brilliance and Loving Caring the Human Race is capable of, giving hope to millions the world over. The project is currently in storage in the basement of a man named Schrödinger, while we wait for exactly the right time to Make It All Happen.
(This piece was published on 15 May 2013. )