I drew this story back in 2011 with the intention of submitting it to an anthology (that ended up evaporating). I had been living in Calgary (which is snowy and full of magpies), reading a lot of Anders Nilssen, and contemplating hopeful apocalyptic outcomes. This short piece was an attempt to merge a lot of that into something singular and coherent. I hope you enjoy!
(This story was collected in “Jan’s Atomic Heart and Other Stories”, published by Image Comics in 2014 https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/jans-atomic-heart-and-other-stories-ogn )”