The Unmasking of a Halloween Fright

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(Nikki Golestan)

Nikki Golestan

This comic is a whimsical, informal story about a monster that wanted to have a bit of fun on Halloween by scaring unsuspecting people. A teenager walks by, and the young monster takes her chance and transforms into what she perceives most humans find scary. She is confused when the boy doesn’t react; the boy starts laughing to himself and removes his devil mask to reveal that he is not wearing a face mask! The monster runs away and loses her transformation as she screams, “not today, COVID!” It is a casual way to bring attention to the underlined issue about the safety and precautions needed when socializing or going out in public—a comical little reminder to wear a mask when going outdoors.