Demon of the Underground

Demon of the Underground

by bob-artist
"Demon of the Underground" is the story of Pogo, a big-mouthed young thief who falls through a hole in the ground and finds himself in a brutal underground world where survival is based on strength and intimidation. His only hope for escape is his telekinetic ability - and the help of a stray ferret named Annie.

The comic is updated every Monday evening.
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Demon of the Underground

"Demon of the Underground" is the story of Pogo, a big-mouthed young thief who falls through a hole in the ground and finds himself in a brutal underground world where survival is based on strength and intimidation. His only hope for escape is his telekinetic ability - and the help of a stray ferret named Annie.

The comic is updated every Monday evening.

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AutumnWolf20
35 minutes ago
Pogo, you sneaky little bastard XD
so cool, new page <3 sankyouu!
hmm.. Pogo looks almost too well prepared for the whole scene to have happened by pure chance.. or if it really wasn't planned, is he then always walking around with a hidden arsenal? i could understand though, it's not like he has many fans - not even mentioning the occasional death threat ~
loved the panel where he laughs & plays with Annie ^^
Oh boy, Pogo...why does he have that?? V-_- I have a feeling he's going into more trouble...
Auldr
9 hours ago
Someone has been in Merritt's toy box. Naughty Pogo.
Oh shit
little sneaky kid.. :D
August bonus page is here! Oh, Pogo…..

I just wanted to give a big thank you to all of you for helping to spread the word about DOTU coming back this week! It’s too early for me to make a good assessment of traffic, but we totally recovered our usual TWC rank, and social media referrals have been up too. Y’all are awesome!

Monday’s TopWebcomics voting incentive image of Merritt sharing a glass of Potent is still up, and you can vote and see it by clicking the TWC button below or in the sidebar. Also, the chapter of Merritt’s story that inspired the illustration went up on Patreon at midnight this morning too! (I promised you guys it’d all make sense in the story, didn’t I? :P)
portisHeart
August 15th, 2017
someone should commercialize that drink XDD

so.. dystopia or not, they still have the same problems as we do - missing socks XDD. ok, i don't have a ferret so i guess it's my fault ^^
boah this dude has like no sense of humor.. this glare! his only pair of socks or what? or is it just that he's no fan of Pogo in the first place anyways..
love Pogo's face, and Annie climbing <3
Auldr
August 14th, 2017
@Huntik13: I'm guessing Annie stole the sock and Pogo just wasn't picky about provenance.
Huntik13 (Guest)
August 14th, 2017
Pogo...V^^...You shouldn't take other people stuff...
bob-artist
August 14th, 2017
Hey guys! Hope you’ve been well! I could really use a bit of help!

Since I had to move the website and couldn’t put in a redirect due to the way the previous site was set up, I ended up losing about 25% of my typical Monday traffic last week, which is a pretty huge hit. The biggest hits were to my Google search traffic (which will be a long hard journey to recover) and my TopWebcomics traffic since we’re unusually low this month. Those are typically my two biggest referrers.

So if any of you are willing, I could really use some help with (1) spreading the word about DOTU (nothing spammy, just stuff like sharing updates to social media if you follow me on FB/Tumblr/Twitter, and telling your friends and stuff), and (2) voting on Top Webcomics, which you can do once per day per machine and which would be especially awesome this month since we have a lot of catching up to do.

Also, before I forget, we’re getting our August bonus page this week! It’ll go up this Thursday.

This week’s Top Webcomics voting incentive is inspired by the upcoming 3 chapters of Merritt’s story, the first of which is also coming this Thursday. Pogo didn’t get a chance to have his glass of Potent at Yackley’s, but… ahem… Merritt has had the pleasure. Potent causes some interesting side effects, and one person in this sketch is holding their Potent a LOT better than the other. ^_^ You can vote and see the image by clicking the TWC button below or in the sidebar! Again, we’re pretty behind this month, so votes are super helpful right now!
lalaland
August 7th, 2017
Yay! You're back! :D Gorgeous cover. *_* And I'm excited to see what's gonna happen this chapter. :D
portisHeart
August 7th, 2017
heeeeey you're back :D

and with an awesome cover to boot! those stained glass windows are gorgeous ^^

about the website, i don't really remember in detail what it looked like, whitish with a wall background or something - but i'm pretty sure it looks way better now! more underground-ish ^^. cool gallery and other extras, love the chara page.

so nice of Pogo to make a plaything for Annie! looks a tad ghastly but yeah, my sewing skills ain't better XD
Beautiful background!! =^-^= Pogo is looking pretty fierce!!
Auldr
August 7th, 2017
I like how Pogo gets his own blasphemous church with Samsid and Merritt as his disciples/saints.
AutumnWolf20
August 7th, 2017
I just realized what the title means XD Pogo is a/part (don't know which/don't remember) demon. And he's in the Underground. That took me this long to figure it out XD
bob-artist
August 7th, 2017
Aaaaaaaand we're back! :D I had a very busy hiatus full of tech junk and troubleshooting and lots of prep. I didn't finish everything I hoped to finish during the hiatus (most notably, a couple pieces of art I owe a couple of people), but they're still in the pipeline for this month. I just keep putting off building a comic buffer, and this week I'm determined to get that buffer!

[The following notes are for the home site at demonoftheunderground.com]
I'm always very verbose after a long hiatus, so here's a rundown of what's going on:
-Now that I have a new site with a working gallery, I'm working on adding a fanart gallery! If you have fanart, you can send it to me by email or on any social media platform I use. (You can find all my social media accounts here.)

-You can now leave a tip with Ko-fi! I added this for people who wanted to support DOTU but couldn't commit to a monthly subscription. Tips are, of course, not required or expected - but they're always greatly appreciated! The money goes toward my business expenses and equipment.

-Some of you might be visiting the new site for the first time. As you can see, the comic pages are now much bigger! It has a responsive design, so if smaller pages fit better on your screen, just drag the window narrower and the image will shrink. :D You can also navigate through the pages using your keyboard's arrow keys!
[End notes about the new home site]

-August's bonus page is coming next week! We'll have page 1 on Monday and page 2 on Thursday.

-I will probably push Merritt's story chapter 15 to next week too, due to the aforementioned determination to finally build a buffer and not keep putting it off. I put up three chapters during the hiatus but forgot to link two them in the table of contents. -_- If you're ever expecting a new chapter and don't see it linked, check my recent posts on Patreon. Or you can turn on Patreon email notifications. A HUGE thank you to all of you on Patreon who stuck with DOTU throughout the hiatus! Y'all are the best. ;_;

-This week's TopWebcomics voting incentive is a preview of the next page! You can vote and see the image by clicking the TWC button below or in the sidebar. We got lots of catching up to do this month, so votes are especially appreciated!

So now that all of that is out of the way... how are you guys doing? Tell me about your summer! I hope y'all have been enjoying it!
Anya Otherkin
July 28th, 2017
@bob-artist: OKAY OKAY I GET IT JEESH! You could have just said it's gonna be 1 page, I would have been a little upset but I wouldn't have cursed you out or something. I'm sorry if I made you mad. Man, all I do is make the creators of comics mad recently ;-;. Okay, whatever, it's cool. Sorry I guess, it was just a joke XD
bob-artist
July 28th, 2017
@Anya Otherkin: It will absolutely be one single page. Was there some expectation that I'd post multiple pages when I come back in August because I've been "off" for a month?

Reminder: as I said in my author's comment above, I haven't been "off." I haven't had a day off since before my hiatus started at the end of June. This month alone, I built a full new mobile responsive website at demonoftheunderground.com (where the vast majority of my readers and supporters are), wrote the script for chapter 4 which accounts for the next 110+ comic pages, did thumbnail layouts for the first 20 pages, posted 15,000 words worth of edited, publication-ready prose for Merritt's Story on Patreon, sent out over 100 personalized letters to my patrons with 100+ more coming this weekend, posted two full color illustrations on Patreon, and I'll be using the next week to do cover art and try to build a buffer of finished pages so my schedule is a little more flexible and weekends aren't always tied up doing Monday's page because I'd actually like to get a schedule that will allow me to see my family more than once every few months.

Oh, and on top of all of that, I've still been working my freelance day job because I can't actually survive on 12k a year as a self-employed person who pays extra taxes, business expenses, and health insurance out of pocket.

So yeah. It'll be one page.

I already post one bonus page per month on top of weekly updates, and each page takes 16-20 hours. If you want more than that, consider pledging on Patreon. One of my upcoming goals is for 6 pages per month, and the end goal is 2 pages per week.
Anya Otherkin
July 28th, 2017
When this dude updstes
When this dude updates it better not be like, 1 fucking page XD I will go rage mode