The Human & the Tortoise: A Mind-Bending Philosophy Comic

I made a comic!

For the first time ever.

It involves an angst-ridden human and a sorta-Zen tortoise and plenty of strangeness. I’ll leave it at that. I hope you enjoy.










A version of this essay was first published at HighExistence.

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  • Francis Meyrick Aug 9, 2015, 3:00 am

    That’s pretty clever – I like that. “There isn’t a caretaker”. Um. Aren’t WE the caretakers?

    • Jordan Bates Aug 11, 2015, 12:30 am

      i guess that’s for us to decide, francis. 🙂

      i consider myself a caretaker. at least an aspiring one. glad you liked it, my friend.

  • The Ongoing Wow Aug 17, 2015, 6:41 am

    I look forward to more of these!

    • Jordan Bates Sep 9, 2015, 10:17 pm

      🙂 very cool. i will keep that in mind and try to do more

  • Hayley Hawkins Aug 30, 2015, 9:36 pm

    i love this!