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SOOOOOOO…..

PAGE. MOTHEREFFING. NINE.

It's been so long. Maybe not much longer than it normally takes for me to make a page but it feels like an eternity. I'd just like to say that on behalf of this page, I AM SORRY. Sorry for SUCKING SO MUCH.
rGHGHG. I seriously think I'm going to start inking these traditionally and scanning them in. When I ink it in photoshop it just feels like it's completely taking away whatever life or movement or structure was there. I know that sounds stupid, but whatever. XD I don't have as much control over the stylus as I'd like.

BACKGROUNDS GETTING SLOPPIER.

Soon there will be no backgrounds at all. IT'S A TRANSITION GUYYYSS.

Anyway, yeah.
Mephi runs a very stressful line of work. The only thing keeping him sane is the witty banter he has with himself in his head, which is probably where all those fantastic puns come from. He has a nice little book collection too. I can't think of enough books to populate a whole shelf, but if you fullview/download the thing, there's a few titles that can be made out. Hell's computers are also running on DOS, if you look closely.
But you probably shouldn't look that close. This file will crash your computer (SERIOUSLY. It just crashed my macbook. My macbook NEVER crashes). I had to resize it because it was TOO BIG FOR DEVIANTART.
Why do I make such high res images…? My art is totally sloppy. WHYYYY.

So… uh. Yes.

Sock doesn't get much screen/talk-time in this page because Mephi's such a chatterbox.

I have to make a definitive decision on the quality and style of this thing, I swear. I set my standards far higher than I'm willing to even attempt.

This is what descriptions are for, guys. Wallowing in our own crapulence and begging for forgiveness. XD Hahaha.

Enjoyyyy!

OH! WAIT! One more thing.
Towards the end there, Mephi slips back into narrator mode. My panel structure is totally obliterated by then so I'm not sure how obvious it is. I don't think he'll do that often. Obviously he can't CONTROL the story. He'd like to think he can though.
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Flowtail Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Aw, it's too bad you don't have that super-long shot of the file cabinet in here. It really helped me grasp that this was actually hell in the film, since there really isn't much else here to suggest it's a divine place other than Memphasiswhatshisname leaning on the forth wall.
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TheSoggyHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely HILARIOUS! Great work, very well done, I can't wait to see more!
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Crazy120 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
"That'd just be poor storytelling." I'm really enjoying this comic and I'm okay with the background not having much there. I get distracted easily and I feel an intricate background would throw me off. ...But maybe that's just me. Anyway, I can't wait to see what happens next.
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xX-Rebecctjj-Xx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I just accidentally bumped into your comic, and I must say I really like it, especially the sense of humor you have. It kinda reminds me of the book the wish list by eoin colfer, you should read it! I bet you'll like it :) Anyway, keep up the good work ^^ *watches you veeeeerryy closely from now on * ;)
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Ok so far I've been doing pretty good keeping the giggles to myself, but the "hang in there" poster just outright killed me. It seemed out of place at first, but it makes a lot of sense that the devil would have the most annoying and overused pictures on his walls XD
This has honestly got to be one of the best comics I've ever read. Your style is absolutely charming and the fact that things as gruesome as death, murder, and hell are handled so lightheartedly just makes for an intriguing story ♥
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real-faker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
(Wow, late reply is late! Sorry!)

Thank you! I don't quite know why, I just thought it'd be really funny to have a bunch of dumb motivational posters and junk in his office. I'm not sure if he put them there to be funny or if he actually did it unironically... Hell's a stressfull business to run!

Anyway, I'm glad you like it! Thanks!
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I-is-smart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(does not read artist description first) the answer to the question was on the cover of his file!! I mean who wouldnt become a serail killer with a name like Napoleon Maxwell Sowachowski?
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Faiya-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm hearing Genie from Aladdin and a bit of Cat in the Hat kids cartoon version. Oh, and maybe that wardrobe from Beauty and the Beast. :XD: (talking about Mephi here) And I seem to hear Sock as a little bit mature/deeper Timmy Turner voice. :P

Anyways, I really like who lively and expressive your characters are, even though they seem a bit too tigger-happy to be in hell. :happybounce: :happybounce: :firelite-photo:
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Puppy-eater Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
LOVING THE COMIC.
It's so quirky and well done. You've got something good going here! :D
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PersonWithNoName Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
My gosh. That name. No wonder he goes by Sock...

I'm loving these comics. They're hilarious, and they really aren't all that sloppy. Better than what I can do.
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