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Demon Plague

Demon Plague

A son's vengeance:

Not just the souls of the corrupted dead end up in Hell. Iago, the half-breed son of a Devil, finds himself suddenly thrust into his father's domain. Without memory of how he got there he only knows that at long last his chance has come to find and kill his infernal father and save his mother's soul.

A wizard's scheme:

The town of Scurryport is a haven for those who do not belong in Hell, but though the population was made up of folk who weren't Devils or the dead, most would eventually find themselves there anyway. The wizard who protects the city has his own agenda, and with the discovery of possibly the only pure soul in Hell sitting at his doorstep, he is ready to set events in motion to ensure he meets those ends.
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Demon Plague

A son's vengeance:

Not just the souls of the corrupted dead end up in Hell. Iago, the half-breed son of a Devil, finds himself suddenly thrust into his father's domain. Without memory of how he got there he only knows that at long last his chance has come to find and kill his infernal father and save his mother's soul.

A wizard's scheme:

The town of Scurryport is a haven for those who do not belong in Hell, but though the population was made up of folk who weren't Devils or the dead, most would eventually find themselves there anyway. The wizard who protects the city has his own agenda, and with the discovery of possibly the only pure soul in Hell sitting at his doorstep, he is ready to set events in motion to ensure he meets those ends.

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@Noisy: Thanks, Noisy. We're on kind of taking it slow while we figure some stuff out, but hopefully we'll be able to churn out some new pages soon.
Really cool. I'll be following ;)
Josh says:

Well… That looked like it hurt.

Ben says:

Yeah, he’s gonna need some aloe.
@MrChawana: SO long.
Wow, I can only imagine how long this took.

It's very immersive to just look at.
This was the most ambitious comic page I’ve ever done and it took SO many hours. So, so many.

Josh gave me direction as far as what Scurryport should look like, but I also had some ideas of my own. For one, I felt that, given the history of the city (which you can find on our Facebook page “Demon Plague Quarantine Zone”), it should look very slap-dash, as though it were built by people who really didn’t know much about architecture. This was fairly easy for me, since I really don’t know much about architecture. Additionally, I figured the place is populated by people that are literally trapped in Hell, so the inside of the protective dome should be disguised an Earth-like sky to make the denizens feel more at home. I also thought that beautification would be important to these people, especially in the poorer districts, hence the colourful paint on the buildings.
Avernus is rock hard and prone to infernal emissions.
That's right, at the heart of it, Demon Plague is a story about addiction.
dangerface
February 22nd, 2018
@dearmax: Thanks!
dearmax
February 22nd, 2018
dope
nice start! :)
dangerface
February 22nd, 2018
@kimasmi: ALSO thanks for our first comment!
dangerface
February 22nd, 2018
@kimasmi: Thanks!
kimasmi
February 22nd, 2018
I'm glad you added them. The "Weeping Guard" are my favorite part of the temple.
One of the fun parts about working on this story with Josh is that he lets me play around and help expand the world he’s been developing for most of his life. For example, while this page called for an establishing shot of the temple, I added the statues in front, calling them the “Weeping Guard”. From there, Josh and I developed a brief history for them, cementing them in the lore of Kalidak: They are the guardians of the the goddess Zulida. While they are depicted as giant elves here, inspired by the now-extinct Tru'ells, other sects of Zulida worshipers represent them in entirely different forms, but always shown with tears streaming from their eyes.
In my head the sword, Angelo, had to be elegant, yet brutal. From that I determined that dwarves would have forged it, and that’s where the final design came from. Another version had it made entirely of flesh, and while it looked pretty cool, it just didn’t fit.
This story opens as most stories do: with a shadowy figure stalking winged Imps in the fiery depths of Hell.
dangerface
February 4th, 2018
Obligatory credits page
Look at my work here: http://bensteamroller.com/

Look at Ashley’s work here: http://www.ashleywitter.com/

And look at photos of Josh with his shirt off for no reason here: https://www.instagram.com/333rdmonkman/
dangerface
February 4th, 2018
HUGE thanks for the amazing colours on this cover to Ashley M Witter (of Squarriors and Scorch fame). She’s an extremely skilled artist and pretty awesome person, and I highly suggest looking at her work over at http://www.ashleywitter.com/ and read her newest comic http://ccj.smackjeeves.com/comics/2555309/cigarettes-carrot-juice/.