In Pickles, Earl’s daughter checks in with him on how it’s going with writing his obituary, since, as he says, “Most of them are so boring and poorly written. I don’t want mine to be like that.” His daughter notes, “It says you were a special consultant on the economy to President Reagan.” Earl had sent him a letter once. He explained, “I’m going more for a compelling read than for literal accuracy.”
As the saying goes “When the legend becomes truth, print the legend.” (from the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
In the Lio strip, little Lio prepares an unusual bag lunch and gives it to the Grim Reaper and sends him off for the day.
And in Close To Home, a psychiatrist seeks to help a patient overcome his fear of death with a Grim Reaper doll.