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#83 "Backpack of Earthly Delights"

7th Mar 2014, 9:01 PM
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#83 "Backpack of Earthly Delights"
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Songgu Kwon 7th Mar 2014, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I'll color it later. I'm debating whether I should do the "hell" panels in color or not. I feel like the B&W and color thing is becoming all too common. I think I'll just stick with gray tones for this one. I welcome any opinions on this matter.
Golux 8th Mar 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Love the "Hieronymous Bosch" explanation of bags of holding. Epic!
Songgu Kwon 9th Mar 2014, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Hey, the stuff's gotta go somewhere. ;)
CyberSkull 8th Mar 2014, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
Color would be awesome. ;)
Songgu Kwon 8th Mar 2014, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
OK, color it shall have!
CyberSkull 11th Mar 2014, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
Color really improves the clarity & oddness of the otherplace/hellscape.
chris-tar 8th Mar 2014, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Oh I get it, having the contents of the backpack of holding manifest in the heads of the damned is a form of punishment! phew, it all makes sense now, but I had to think about that for a while. At first I thought that last panel was just whacked.
The anal torture is creative and looks painful indeed. some of the other characters I can't figure out though...
Lol.
Songgu Kwon 8th Mar 2014, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
The cast of the last panel are from Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights". What a wacky bunch!

link to triptych:

http://uploads6.wikipaintings.org/images/hieronymus-bosch/the-garden-of-earthly-delights-1515-7.jpg


link to detail:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Hieronymus_Bosch_040.jpg
chris-tar 8th Mar 2014, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
I was gonna say it reminded me of Hieronymus Bosch, but I was too lazy to type his name. Ok, I guess I can't blame you for the wackiness this time.
Songgu Kwon 8th Mar 2014, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yeah, it's that other guy's fault. ;)
Dodom 8th Mar 2014, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
Dodom
Interesting reference! The Bosch painting in question was copied by art students a long time ago and has been in display in front of the locker room at my school ever since. I almost know the thing by heart!
Songgu Kwon 8th Mar 2014, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Wow, that must've been an epic art undertaking!
Draginbeard 9th Mar 2014, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
I had never heard of the Bosch piece... very disturbing.

Further proof that a bag of holding should never be thought of lightly!
Songgu Kwon 10th Mar 2014, 3:42 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
That's right. That's some serious dark magic up in here!
Dean Clark 9th Mar 2014, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
I don't always read comic books about hell, but when I do, I prefer they reference Hieronymus Bosch. Much classier than the Chick tract approach.
Songgu Kwon 10th Mar 2014, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Nuthin says class quite like the flute and black birds fly'n out of the butt brothers!
Joel Sawyer 9th Mar 2014, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Joel Sawyer
What is needed is a bag of holding that keeps food fresh...a Fridgidaire Bag, so to speak!
Songgu Kwon 10th Mar 2014, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Bag of cold holding!
Dean Clark 10th Mar 2014, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
If you're going to show bats flying out of someone's butt, making it part of a high-brow allusion helps keep it classy. This particular bag could be a portable fridge if hell got uncomfortably cold.
Songgu Kwon 11th Mar 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
If the storage space is in the 9th circle of hell as described by Dante, you could use it to make ice!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_(Dante)
danielthecreator 10th Mar 2014, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
danielthecreator
lol birds flying out of the guys ass. This comic keeps getting better, you need to get in heavy metal or soemthing man.
Songgu Kwon 11th Mar 2014, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks! I did a short comic for Heavy Metal many years ago. ;)

http://songgukwon.blogspot.com/2011/01/lagash_20.html
warriorneedsfood 10th Mar 2014, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
warriorneedsfood
In one of my games back in the day, I had a player grab the lid of his bag of holding, and then jump inside, you know, to hide from an owlbear. But I, as the Dungeon Master, decided that he caused 4th dimensional vortex. I wanted a gate to the 9 Hells to open, he was attempting to convince me the result would be a tesseract that he would be stuck inside of instead. In the end, we settled on the bag of holding to wink out of existence and all his heaps of stuff suddenly winked into existence and buried everyone. man was that a good hour interruption of the game to try to figure out what that would do. Thoughts?
Songgu Kwon 11th Mar 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Woah. Dat all sounds way too complimacated and scientifical. I've thought about what might happen if one actually completely entered a bag of holding and closed it.

My concern would be whether an object or entity within the bag is affected by time as it occurs in our dimension. If for example, time stands still inside the bag, you wouldn't even need refrigeration to keep food fresh.
Dean Clark 11th Mar 2014, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
"If living creatures are placed within the bag, they can survive for up to 10 minutes, after which time they suffocate.

....If a portable hole is placed within a bag of holding, it opens a gate to the Astral Plane: The hole, the bag, and any creatures within a 10-foot radius are drawn there, destroying the portable hole and bag of holding in the process."

<http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Bag_of_Holding>
warriorneedsfood 11th Mar 2014, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
warriorneedsfood
I wish I had that bit of text back in the day.