The Author is flat on its back on a driveway in a suburban neighborhood. Is it asleep? Or dead?
The Ventriloquist is making a chalk outline of the Author’s body while the Projectionist looks on.
The Hypnotist comes upon this scene and says, “Don’t forget to add a speech balloon to your drawing.” The Ventriloquist complies. Whereupon the Hypnotist intones, “Arise.”
The chalk outline, speech balloon attached, struggles to its feet, leaving the Author behind in its dust.