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The Riddle

What’s got three boxes and a new way to solve a riddle? Alex Sensiba’s new comic.

By Comics, Featured Comics

Panel 1: The Sphinx lays in a flat, minimal landscape. Eyes closed, she begins her riddle; "I sleep but do not dream-" she is interrupted by a figure not seen. The figure says; "AN OLD MAN" Panel 2: The interrupting figure--a bird-like creature--continues to rattle off answers; "A RIVER...A NET...A HORSE NAMED FRIDAY...A SPONGE...YOUR MOM". The Sphinx is shocked; "!".  Panel 3: It is now night with the moon in the upper right corner. The figure continues; "A HOLE...TWENTY...SALT LAKE CITY...THE MAILMAN...OCTOBER". The Sphinx attempts to speak again; "if you let me finish...". Her tail swats back and forth in irritation.

“The Riddle” by Alex Sensiba.

Transcript:

Panel 1: The Sphinx lays in a flat, minimal landscape. Eyes closed, she begins her riddle; “I sleep but do not dream-” she is interrupted by a figure not seen. The figure says; “AN OLD MAN”
Panel 2: The interrupting figure–a bird-like creature–continues to rattle off answers; “A RIVER…A NET…A HORSE NAMED FRIDAY…A SPONGE…YOUR MOM”. The Sphinx is shocked; “!”.
Panel 3: It is now night with the moon in the upper right corner. The figure continues; “A HOLE…TWENTY…SALT LAKE CITY…THE MAILMAN…OCTOBER”. The Sphinx attempts to speak again; “if you let me finish…”. Her tail swats back and forth in irritation.

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