Books + Comics

Sunday Comic: Brushes with Death

An encounter with a five-pound burrito and other close calls.


  • Sophie ❤ September 1st, 2013 12:59 PM

    This is such a perfect comic- it’s funny, and it’s incredibly relate-able.

  • taquitotori September 1st, 2013 1:12 PM

    Isn’t it sad that 4 girls is considered “alone” at night? How many girls do you need to have until you’re not “alone”?

    • sophiethewitch September 1st, 2013 2:25 PM

      Ugh, YES.

    • RockHatesMiriam September 1st, 2013 2:33 PM

      It doesn’t matter how many of you there are, if you don’t have a man with you, you’re considered ‘alone’! :(

      • Rhiannon September 1st, 2013 5:53 PM

        I hate this – it’s like we lose freedom this way

      • sophiethewitch September 1st, 2013 6:03 PM

        One time when I was like maybe 11, I was meeting up with my mom in a restaurant. I regularly took public transit by myself and got places alone, and this was just a short walk, but I took a wrong turn and ended up in a neighborhood that’s considered one of the more sketchy ones in my city. I wasn’t panicked at all, but I had noticed that I had walked a ways and still hadn’t arrived, so I figured I would ask for directions to make sure I was headed in the right direction. So I approached a police officer, because I had been taught that you’re supposed to ask the police for directions. He refused to tell me which way to go, and instead called my dad and insisted that he come home from his work a 2-hour commute away to pick me up. When my dad refused, and didn’t seem concerned enough, he decided he wasn’t a responsible parent, and then called my mom, and when she wouldn’t pick me up because it seemed unnecessary and she was holding our table he DROVE ME IN A POLICE CAR to the restaurant. And it wasn’t even night time. People are so freaked out about girls being unaccompanied.

    • sumptionface September 1st, 2013 6:38 PM

      Such a good point! I hadn’t even thought of that.

  • Amal September 1st, 2013 1:42 PM

    I love this comic! It’s so funny and dark at the same time and the art was really good!

  • basicallypenny September 1st, 2013 2:15 PM

    super great! some pretty scary stuff though.

  • unicornconnect September 1st, 2013 5:19 PM

    Ew that CREEPO bald guy :/

    Excellent drawings though:):)

  • dobby_is_my_hero September 1st, 2013 5:29 PM

    this was so great ! ! !

  • amyhodkin September 1st, 2013 6:11 PM

    Wow how scary when you think about it… I once walked out into the road and didn’t see the cyclist speeding along- if i had taken a bigger step he would have definitely crashed in to me and I can guarantee one of us would have died (or been in a very severe state.)

    • sophiethewitch September 1st, 2013 7:07 PM

      Roads are terrifying. I’ve been hit by a truck while on a bike, and I’ve been in a bad (sort of dui) car crash that could have easily been fatal.

  • Mary the freak September 1st, 2013 6:23 PM

    Such a great comic! I had so many experiences like that – I fell into a river when no one was around when I was eight and it was awfully cold (it was february, actually!), I almost ran in front of a bus accidently so many times. It’s a scary thought that my life could be over already.

  • Jasmine September 1st, 2013 6:36 PM

    I love this. I think about things like this all the time!!

  • kolumbia September 1st, 2013 8:49 PM

    The pizza is supposed to have a face on it, right? Or am I seeing things?

  • ninesbadwolf September 1st, 2013 10:30 PM

    Definitely identify with the almost drowning. When I was 9 years old my brother got on my shoulders while I was swimming and I started walking a bit too close to the dip in the pool where it suddenly goes from 4 feet to 6 feet. The afternoon ended with my dad jumping in to save us and me scarred for life.

  • Taffy September 1st, 2013 10:31 PM

    I can totally relate to the deadly burrito experience.

  • -anna- September 1st, 2013 11:15 PM

    I love this post! Totally relatable…and ew, that bald guy does sound creepy!


  • cornly_ September 2nd, 2013 6:13 AM

    i like this a lot

  • Adrienne22 September 2nd, 2013 7:00 AM

    This reminds me of The Book Thief. How Death is always watching and waiting. It really makes you think when it might just look you in the eye and say ‘It’s time to go.’

  • whatever September 2nd, 2013 7:59 AM

    ah this is a great comic and totally relatable uwu. i really think you guys should put trigger/content warnings at the start though.

  • lxmldrt September 2nd, 2013 9:52 AM

    Amber comics are my favorite!

  • ruthless September 2nd, 2013 11:25 AM

    ahh so terrifying! i can totally relate to the almost drowning–when i was 3 I jumped into a pool and the lifeguards didn’t notice–so my mom jumped in (with her clothes on!!) to rescue me
    then again i don’t remember any of this so this might just be my mom remembering things weirdly