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.


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A version of this essay was first published at HighExistence.


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