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A Call to ARMS.

Updated: May 21


Slender, nubile darling likes books
Slender, nubile darling likes books

UPDATE: I apparently messed up! THE CONTEST will take place at a later date here: https://x.com/krisfaction (my bad) Just hold on to that energy, follow the guy, and be sure to vote JOHNNY when the time comes!


A blog-post?..

NAY! This is a CALL TO ARMS!

A heroic, rallying cry AND the modern equivalent of the dreaded Aztec war-whistle for our foes. INHELL´s foes, Johnny-the-rebel-without-a-cause´s foes.


What am I talking about?


Welp, I´d like you to go somewhere and vote for Johnny, who is, at this very moment, engaged in a battle for supremacy with a host of other indie-comics characters.


I´m prepared a handsome bribe to motivate you to to that: NEW ART! A new peek at the developing second chapter, and some WIP 3D art as well. Exciting stuff for sure, and generous recompense for the small effort of following the following link and typing "Johnny ALL THE WAY" in the twitter thread: https://x.com/krisfaction/status/1792374971651563881


Pretty please?


Pretty please with sugar on top?


I´m sure I can count on you.


On to the pictures, and some commentary on them then!


To start of, we have a render of Johnny assuming a pose that is part Elvis part Lucifer rousing his legions. PERTINENT huh (given how I am attempting to rouse mine to support a cause here). I am of course referring to this passage from John Milton´s "Paradise Lost"; the epic poem that functions as my life´s "heart of meaning".


The passage describes how Satan, who has just recently emerged from Hell´s lake of fire (supposedly after his defeat in and expulsion from Heaven) beckons his legions to rise, as he did, out of fiery pool... A truly wondrous slice of poetic glory (as is the entirety of "Paradise Lost"):

(Satan X Elvis X Michael Jackson)
(Satan X The King X The King of POP)

THEY HEARD, AND WERE ABASHT, AND UP THEY SPRUNG

UPON THE WING, AS WHEN MEN WONT TO WATCH

ON DUTY, SLEEPING FOUND BY WHOM THEY DREAD,

ROUSE AND BESTIR THEMSELVES ERE WELL AWAKE.

NOR DID THEY NOT PERCEAVE THE EVIL PLIGHT

IN WHICH THEY WERE, OR THE FIERCE PAINS NOT FEEL;

YET TO THIR GENERALS VOYCE THEY SOON OBEYD

INNUMERABLE. AS WHEN THE POTENT ROD

OF AMRAMS SON IN EGYPTS EVILL DAY

WAV'D ROUND THE COAST, UP CALL'D A PITCHY CLOUD

OF LOCUSTS, WARPING ON THE EASTERN WIND,

THAT ORE THE REALM OF IMPIOUS PHARAOH HUNG

LIKE NIGHT, AND DARKEN'D ALL THE LAND OF NILE:

SO NUMBERLESS WERE THOSE BAD ANGELS SEEN

HOVERING ON WING UNDER THE COPE OF HELL

'TWIXT UPPER, NETHER, AND SURROUNDING FIRES;

TILL, AS A SIGNAL GIV'N, TH' UPLIFTED SPEAR

OF THIR GREAT SULTAN WAVING TO DIRECT

THIR COURSE, IN EVEN BALLANCE DOWN THEY LIGHT

ON THE FIRM BRIMSTONE, AND FILL ALL THE PLAIN!!!





THIS sort of reaction (the one described above) is more or less what I´m expecting from you all, again, go here and type "Johnny all the way" as a comment please:



In my personal "head-canon" this moment alludes to the "rise" of life out primitive Earth´s primordial oceans. Satan, as the god of individuality, eternally calls forth life into his realm, that it may manifest in endless dancing forms of endless, kaleidoscopic beauty and egocentric FURY.


Life is, after all, an assertion of ANTAGONISM, the antagonism between the internal and the external... life a force that resists with all its might the notion that "all is one"...


I plan, as I said before, to produce small sculptures of many characters and make them available to you all thru various channels. This should be one of them . It´s Work In Progress OF COURSE/far from done, I´m just now figuring out how to pose my characters within Zbrush... Beyond the proper polish and tweaks to the pose, light and camera position, this piece still lacks important extra props, a fittingly hellish background, and a second, equally important, similarly COIFED (if not equally garbed) character that will be added later.


It should look really cool once done.


On that subject:


I also have THIS exciting panel to share:

Slender, nubile darling meets God in the library
Rebellious LASS finds God in the library...

A different moment in the ongoing, epic war against God: Christine meets "the maker" in the library/death-bed...

I may be the only guy that lays out text within a comic page BEFORE he knows what that text will be about lol.


I still don´t know what it is I´ll write in that space BUT I know it´ll be fun figuring it out. I´m sure you´ll enjoy discovering what the text that ends up accompanying this panel ends up being.

LOTS of ideas for you to ponder about in this picture for sure.


On that note, I say: later alligator, do remember to vote/write "Johnny all the way!" here please:



Byep.



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