Does anyone else feel horribly guilty about killing bugs? And I don’t mean accidental bug killings. I saw a bug in my kitchen sink and, instead of rescuing it like I usually do, I let it swirl down the drain to its watery death. Now I feel bad about this bug murder I’ve committed. I’m haunted by the idea that he’s hanging on to a piece of potato in the drain, terrified of his impending doom. Like Leonardo DiCaprio in “Titanic” only without the negativity of Kate Winslet to keep him alive and hyper-focused. I don’t feel good about this. I wish there was a way I could send something to its family.
Rick Baldwin is a cartoonist, comedian, actor, artist and writer born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. His award-winning cartoon strips and editorial cartoons have appeared in publications worldwide and as illustrations for several books. He is currently editorial cartoonist for Chattanooga, Tennessee's alternative weekly The Pulse and produces the comic strip "Clown School Cockroaches" and the panel comic "Scotty Wallace and His Irresistible Kilt of Freedom." Rick is host of the podcast "Life in a Kilt Show" which he records from his home studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.