delta variant
(Mike Allen)

Believe it or not, there was a point earlier this year when I told myself I was done drawing comics related to COVID-19. Now, in the middle of a new surge owing to several factors, I am making up new characters to illustrate the sad situation.

Unlike this comic, however, the delta variant is not that cool. In fact, you don’t want to be anywhere near it.

That, of course, is not what’s happening. People are near the delta variant, because that’s how viruses and human beings work, and there’s a big problem here: There are still way too many unvaccinated and vulnerable people for society to be anything resembling “normal.” We do not need to play a blame game at this point, but we are still talking about this in August 2021 because the unprotected are still being infected.

I’m not going to go over all of the vaccine information that’s widely available to everyone on this subject, but if we are talking about the difference between getting the sniffles for a few days, or dying — and not to mention many other long-term negative health impacts — the path forward seems clear to me.

So please get vaccinated because I don’t want to make up any more characters in this story. I want to go all Robert Kirkman and kill them off.

Past Sundaze comics

Git along little dogies: It’s SEC or bust
California fires bring the hazy days of summer to OKC
Western lows: The unclear motivations of Western Heights board members
Despite housing prices, more mosquitoes moving in
Pizza and other strange things are afoot at the Circle K
Canoo tax incentives more elusive than great blue whale
Where is the beef? Where is the receipt?
‘The COVID 19’ lingers around the waistband
The complex puzzle of OU’s Cross Village dorms
Sonic seltzer: The Oklahoma collaboration we didn’t know we needed
Gov. Meathead should bring back Onion Burger Day at the State Capitol
Budget match: The audience wants to go home
As mask mandate ends, remember not to litter
Everyone getting pegged with a charter school audit
Real ID: Thank you so much for playing my game
Gold Dome renovation could involve taxpayer subsidy
OU basketball says goodbye to Lon Kruger, Sherri Coale
Keanu Reeves in OKC? Excellent!
New depths of boredom after a year with COVID
Demolishing OU housing towers should be a breeze
Happy tastes good: Oklahoma wants to be Texas?
Rolling blackouts: Storm saga so confusing
You’re on your own: It’s too cold for Cupid this year
COVID vaccine: Never doubt what nobody is sure about
Oklahoma Legislature: A mask for thee, but not for me
Quite the quandary: Q followers feel let down
Pop quiz: What is jeopardizing the state of Oklahoma?
Imagine the day-to-day life of the Q Shaman
The year that was: 2020 blew up the bathroom