He smells like regret and decapitation

Posted Fri, 1/22/2010 by Dave

And there came a day when we asked ourselves, “do the Horsemen have any relatives?” In truth, I’d been kicking around the idea for quite some time–perhaps Death had an ex-girlfriend of his who was some miscellaneous goddess, or they actually did have a Famine horseman, who was dismissed/retired/couldn’t perform his duties because he was a giant stomach.

So we came up with Barry, the Headless Horseman. You know, from the Washington Irving short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Except updated, for our hip young audience. That is to say, Barry has a drinking problem.

In retrospect this is perhaps the closest we’ve ever come to a “very special episode” of our comic.