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agnosis
I'm a Swedish comics creator who have drawn comics and written stories since I was a child. My main interest besides comics is greek mythology, which inspires many of my own comics. I've also done historical as well as realistic and autobiographical comics. I publish my own fanzine, Agnosis. Some of my inspiration comes from Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze), Tinet Elmgren (Driftwood) and Sussie Bech (Nofret).

Other interests are religion/mythology, history, literature, philosophy and drinking tea. I listen mostly to synth and chiptunes and am very fond of old 8-bit video games.
  • Real Name
    Li Österberg
  • Gender
    Female
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@AzrielEver: Haha! Omg... It would have been awesome if they could talk about it so openly and relaxed. XD
Meanwhile in Arkadia (I don’t know exactly how Demeter and Hekate traveled from Attika to Arkadia. I suppose they flew somehow).
Finally managed to ink this page. ^^;

Ariadne is dressed like the acrobats on the Minoan bull-leaping fresco. ^^
Hades doesn’t see himself as attractive. He always assumed that his ex (Minthe) was more attracted to his position of power than to anything else (and maybe she was).
@someone_else: You did? That's great! :D

I'm happy you enjoy the comic. <3
@cornchipwarrior: Thank you! ^^
FINALLY, huh?

This page was incredibly difficult both to write and draw. I kept changing the script and redrawing things all the time. Romantic scenes are something that I find very difficult to get right.
The last panel is drawn from a reconstructed drawing of the Sacred Gate, which led out on the Sacred Way to Eleusis (but at this point it has of course not become the Sacred Gate yet. And the procession is entering Athens, not leaving it).

The next page will be a bit delayed. I’m going to Göteborg tomorrow to visit friends, and will stay there til August the 30th.
@Amadaun: Indeed.
Time for the wedding procession. The men pulling the wagon are dressed up as satyrs.
The bull horns are not just a wink to the Minoan civilization. Dionysos was in fact sometimes associated with the bull. In Euripides’ play the Bacchae, he is called "the god with ox’s horns" (translated by Ian Johnston), and when king Pentheus sees him in his true form (I assume) he says:

"And you look like a bull leading me out here,
with those horns growing from your head.
Were you once upon a time a beast?
It’s certain now you’ve changed into a bull."
@AzrielEver: Haha, yeah! Also, Dionysos is a bit of an exhibitionist (since he is the god of theater, after all), and Persephone... is not.
@Ben: Oh, yeah, I understood that. ^^
@Ben: Thank you! I'm glad you like the way I'm portraying their relationship. "Awkwardly adorable" was pretty much what I had in mind.

I'm enjoying it, but the reading has been going quite slow. We had a heatwave over here for several weeks, which took most of my energy away (that's why the comic has been updated quite slowly lately). Now, thankfully, the weather is a bit cooler.
@Okotari: Ah, yes... That could have worked as well.
@Okotari: Maybe extroverted was not quite the right word. I meant that most interpretations of Persephone I had seen (at least back then) was the Persephone that is more outgoing than her mother allows her to be. Someone who wants to meet new people and see new places. Someone who is more socially competent than Hades.

Thank you! :)
@Okotari: Oh, yeah, the story about Minthe... XD Well, according to one version it was actually Demeter who turned her into mint, not Persephone.

Thank you! Glad you enjoy the comic. :)
Persephone: "Styx, I’m so damn horny…"
Aphrodite: "You called?"

The sacred marriage ritual in Sumer was celebrated during a period of about two hundred years, during the third dynasty of Ur. There are many uncertainties regarding the ritual. We don’t know for sure who played the role of the goddess, if a real sexual act really was involved, and what function the ritual played in society. Promotion of agricultural fertility is one theory.
@AzrielEver: He probably shaves a lot.
I chose to draw a quite simple cult image, inspired by "Dionysos poles" that sometimes can be seen on vase paintings, since this is a pretty small temple that is visited only once a year. As you can see, the cult image has a beard though my version of Dionysos probably never has had one. It is a conventionalized depiction and was not made to be a lifelike image of the god.