Taylor, Dan – The Cloud


The Cloud Now Available! $.75

Hey look, a fable!  This is the story of Cyrus Helton, a sad man who has terrible luck, and a literal raincloud that follows him everywhere he goes.  Cyrus has no luck at work, with his landlady, at cards, and has no illusions about anything ever changing.  Which, of course, means, that something has to change.  Cyrus wins the lottery, which dispels his cloud… but change isn’t always a good thing.   I’ve probably said too much, as this is a tiny thing and it’s hard to say anything about it without giving the whole thing away.  Not exactly a shocking moral to the story, although Dan maybe could have spent another panel or two setting up why exactly change isn’t a good thing in this case.  I get what he’s trying to do, but it’s still a bit much to see Cyrus pining away for the bad old days.  Still, it’s a decent little story, and as a wise person once said “those who can, do; those who can’t, complain about those who can”.  Or something like that, I always get all the good quotes confused.  Point is that yes, I am aware of how silly it is for me to request that the artist add a few panels to their story to make it come together just for me, but hey, that’s the nature of having a website all about the mini comics.

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