Hi. Let us share some fun stuff.
Didn´t really work on the comic this week. Worked on other projects, but that´s no excuse to miss an update. Here, check this out: Illustrations for Milton´s "Paradise Lost", based on the designs by "Tokika" (an illustrator that seems to have disappeared from the net) Satan:
His son/grandson; Death (spirits can either sex assume, or both):
His daughter/lover; Sin:
Some previous works of art illustrating the same passage of the glorious poem (by Fuseli and Blake) :
The pertinent excerpt (from Milton´s masterpiece):
Each at the head
Levelled his deadly aim; their fatal hands
No second stroke intend; and such a frown
Each cast at th’ other as when two black clouds,
With heaven’s artillery fraught, came rattling on
Over the Caspian,—then stand front to front
Hovering a space, till winds the signal blow
To join their dark encounter in mid-air.
So frowned the mighty combatants that Hell
Grew darker at their frown; so matched they stood;
For never but once more was wither like
To meet so great a foe. And now great deeds
Had been achieved, whereof all Hell had rung,
Had not the snaky Sorceress, that sat
Fast by Hell-gate and kept the fatal key,
Risen, and with hideous outcry rushed between.
“O father, what intends thy hand,” she cried,
“Against thy only son? What fury, O son,
Possesses thee to bend that mortal dart
Against thy father’s head?
Pretty cool stuff huh?
Satan, Death and Sin, rule existence. I know this sounds like a really bad thing, but it´s actually a really, really good thing if you think about it.
Anyway, hope you have a great one, catch you later alligator.