I’m going to come right out and say it, pigeons terrify me! Their beady little demonic eyes watching you, the fact that they fear nothing and stand you down in the street, but most of all, I have a fear of being shit on.
People don’t call them ‘rats with wings’ for nothing. But sure, some people love them, carrier pigeons played a valiant effort in the war, people still keep them today and I’m sure that they taste delicious in pigeon pie (never tried it).
But one artist is here to cast away my fears of these feathered foes thanks to some glorious illustrations and the help of a very unlikely influence.
A Tumblr account that goes by the name of Pigeon Comics has been creating magnificent comic book style stories that feature a pigeon protagonist.
But one particular story really caught my attention, they decided to illustrate a dramatic tale using the lyrics of The Killers’ 2004 hit song ‘Mr. Brightside‘. The song quite literally states that “I’m coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine” – Could there be a more perfect song for a pigeon?
Enjoy the Pigeon Comics’ Mr Brightside storyline below
What did you think of these dramatic pigeon comics? Will you ever be able to listen to Mr. Brightside the same way again? At Thirsty we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section below. 🐦