Non Sequitur and Pearls Before Swine have the best Death Cartoons, hands down. After those two strips, you can find great riffs on the Grim Reaper, heaven, hell and the afterlife in Bizarro, Pickles, Lio, and even Lola.
Here are a couple of recent examples.
In Lola, she is sitting on a park bench, looking off to her right side saying, “For me or for him?” as she points her finger to the left. “Him,” says a voice out of the frame. In the next panel, you see the Grim Reaper standing next to the bench and an elderly gent sitting next to Lola on the left. “Spoiler alert, Bob,” she says.
That’s the problem with death. You never know when it’s going to show up, and there aren’t many Lolas around to give you a heads up that the end is near.
Every now and then, Pickles tackles issues of death and the afterlife. In this cartoon, the elderly Earl and Opal are sitting on their porch. She comments, “I still think about my mom a lot, even though she’s been gone a long time. Sometimes I wonder if she’s looking down on us from heaven.”
“I’m sure she is,” replies Earl. “Really?” says Opal.
“Absolutely. You know how nosy she was,” says Earl.
I doubt that our loved ones are watching our everyday lives, but I’m convinced they show up to those who are about to be deceased. I’ve heard many stories of deceased relatives making an appearance to the nearly departed. It’s nice that they come by to help folks transition out of this physical sphere.