PANEL 1. It is a sunny day. On the side of the road, the remnants of an old, half-demolished building still stand. Elements of the foundation remain, whilst various white goods and plumbing are scattered throughout. A washing machine lays on it’s side, the door slightly ajar; a toilet bowl stands perfectly upright on the sidewalk; and a kitchen sink sits atop a mound of rubble. TRASH, a woman closely resembling Linnea Quigley (circa 1985, The Return of the Living Dead), walks down the road; approaching the toilet bowl, but unaware of its existence. She is too busy rewinding her Walkman cassette player to notice her surroundings. Trash is dressed in an open red leather waistcoat, a black leather bra and shorts, white stockings, and black boots. Her punk red hair is short, and her eyeliner black. Her wired orange headphones are wrapped around her neck.
CAPTION: NEW YORK CITY
PANEL 2. As Trash passes the toilet bowl, a voice speaks out from within. Trash freezes midstep, eyes-wide with perspiration running down her cheek.
TOILET BOWL: EXCUSE ME, MISS…
PANEL 3. A close-up of the inside of the toilet bowl reveals a vibrant, multi-coloured mess of thick liquid, pulsating in pain. Eyes peak out from amongst the substance; the central viewpoint of what appears to be a face, complete with a nose, and a wide open mouth. With teeth exposed, the substance speaks out.
MELTED HOBO: GOT ANY SPARE CHANGE?
Written by Ken Wynne ⚡ Illustrated by Rik Jackson