The Old Man In The Picture – by Richard Sala

This story originally appeared in Half-Minute Horrors, a collection of spooky stories for all ages.




  1. A comic strip told only with captions? Isn’t that illegal in modern comics? Look how effective that is! Captions have a purpose. They add texture, background and atmosphere to a comic strip. How many of today’s comics have that? I remember seeing a preview on line of a comic book adaptation of a Lovecraft story told only with pictures and dialogue, which ignored the fact that Lovecraft’s descriptions were what made his stories work.

  2. Howell Murray wrote:

    “The Old Man in the Picture” was very well paced. Story told well in 11 panels! NOT EASY TO DO! Nicely done, R. Sala.

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