Here is another comic I did for my comic site Animatic Press.
History behind it:
On August 1st 30 BC Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius) commits suicide.
After the defeat of naval battle of Actium Antony and Cleopatra’s navy was destroyed, and they were forced to escape to Egypt with 60 ships. Octavian, now with almost absolute power, did not let them rest. In August 30 BC, assisted by Agrippa, he invaded Egypt. With no other refuge to escape to, Antony committed suicide by stabbing himself with his sword in the mistaken belief that Cleopatra had already done so. When he found out that Cleopatra was still alive, his friends brought him to Cleopatra’s monument in which she was hiding, and he died in her arms. (However, some sources claim that he did not commit suicide but was killed by an Egyptian priest who was in favor of Octavian.) Cleopatra was allowed to conduct Antony’s burial rites after she had been captured by Octavian (Wikipedia).
I wish I had time to re-watch every episode of HBO’s “Rome” which prominently documents this time in Roman history or the 1963 “Cleopatra” with Liz Taylor and future husband Richard Burton. I do not have any regrets not watching the Hallmark version of “Cleopatra” with Billy Zane although I guess that is not very fair but still makes for cheap jokes.