The Grim Reaper makes an appearance in a recent Non Sequitur cartoon!
The strip is titled “Requiem for the Junior Partner.” The Grim Reaper, scythe in hand, stands before a pony-tailed hipster. The open door to his office reads “Price, Tatulli and Pastis Image Makeover Specialists.”
The names refer to other cartoonists: Hilary Price, Rhymes With Orange, Mark Tatulli, Lio, and Stephan Pastis, Pearls Before Swine. All four, including Wiley Miller, who does Non Sequitur, were the nominees for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. I don’t know about Rhymes With Orange, but Lio, Pearls Before Swine and Non Sequitur regularly dole out images of the Grim Reaper, cemeteries and death related themes.
The hipster is saying, “OK, first impression, the all-black wardrobe thing is SO done, and… wait… who did you say sent you here?” Maybe Mr. Hipster gets a big-time makeover himself.