If COVID has given us anything (other than pain), it is the realization that life is fragile and time is short. The clarity the pandemic has brought for many artists is an extraordinary gift. For Mirko Ilic, it has renewed his interest in the practice of sequential (visual philosophy) pictolosophy-storytelling. He began his career doing comics. Full circle plus. Over the course of the pandemic his monotone strips have seared a place in the visual language, the fertile mind and human heart.