Category: 99 Ways

4. Burned at the stake – 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

4. Burned at the stake - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

4. Burned at the stake - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can DieIn complete fairness this one would be worse if you were a female time traveller and I’ve depicted the angry mob as colonial despite the fact that you had a much better chance of being burned at the stake in Europe around the 15th / 16th Century.  One guy killed 500 people in a two year period because even if you were just accused that was good enough for him.

2. Bubonic Plague – 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

2. Bubonic Plague - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

2. Bubonic Plague - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can DieEven with our medical knowledge today it would not be wise to underestimate the bubonic plague.

In the 14th century the Black Plague killed an estimated 50 million people throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.  Spread by the fleas found on rats it still kills about 120 people a year even today.  It is not a pretty disease and I do not recommend looking for photos on google.

Is it weird that I got itchy just drawing this?

1. Brachiosaurus – 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

1. Brachiosaurus - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

1. Brachiosaurus - 99 Ways A Time Traveller Can Die

Years ago Jeff Caddick and I collaborated on a a couple of short little comics and one of them was about the dangers of time travel.  We got to talking about it the other day and Jeff mentioned that he thought up a bunch of ways for the time travellers to die which sparked an idea in me to do a series of one panel comics detailed these gruesome deaths.

LOL I don’t know if I’ll get to 99 but in doing the research I’ve discovered that there were some bloody horrible ways to die in the past.  The Brachiosaurus was one of the first concepts for the series and it felt right that it should be the first.

The Brachiosaurus weighed approximately 56 metric tons which would squash you somewhat thoroughly.