Before becoming known as the Grim Reaper, could it have been a Jolly Reaper? This Bizarro death cartoon pokes fun at the Reaper myth and legend.
The Reaper and a woman are sitting at the kitchen table having coffee. She says, “I think your job is getting to you, honey. You used to be such a jolly reaper.”
I like the cat in the window. Of course the Reaper family would have a black cat.