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#153 "The Trial"

13th Aug 2015, 8:41 PM
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#153  "The Trial"
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Joel Sawyer 13th Aug 2015, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Joel Sawyer
Good art, as usual. Nice staging, even better. Kids look like hobbits, still nice. Monty Python reference...tremendous! (of course I'm a big fan or theirs). At least it wasn't the execution mentioned in the Rome portion of History of the World Pt 1!
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I like this scene in Life of Brian:

crucifixion
Vivocateur 13th Aug 2015, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Vivocateur
NO ONE EXPECTS THE COMFY CHAIR!!
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
That's right! Nobody! :O
chris-tar 13th Aug 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Damn! They must have had their own version of the Patriot Act back then! Pieter can't even get due process! The world hasn't changed much at all!
And what kind of monster could slaughter an entire family of innocents like that!?! Just look at the ginormous eyeballs on those kids! They could stop anyone cold!
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Due process? Pshaw!

And those kids may look familiar to some.
DizzasterJuice 14th Aug 2015, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
DizzasterJuice
The only kid I can remember is "kid head"; I'm not likely to forget something like that. lol
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Eeeexcellent. It will be an almost subliminal effect then. :D
pharphacide 14th Aug 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
pharphacide
*snerk*

It's been exactly a year and nobody has noticed it yet?
You are going to have to put out a Director's Cut with Commentary.
dpat57 14th Aug 2015, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
dpat57
GASP OOOOOH AAAAAH that's me making those sounds.

Needs a good lawyer, if you ask me.
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
You know, I believe you are right. ;)
DizzasterJuice 14th Aug 2015, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
DizzasterJuice
Pieter, just because they had to torture you for a confession doesn't make it any less true. The comfy chair for you!
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
No, not the... !! :O
Argie 14th Aug 2015, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Is he kneeling on the chair?
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2015, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yeah, they want him to stand but his legs are busted up so he's kneeling on a stool.
chris-tar 15th Aug 2015, 12:43 AM edit delete reply
chris-tar
who's the cone head guy?
Songgu Kwon 15th Aug 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
He's actually a dried smelt monger. He's dressed like that for intimidation purposes.
dracolychee 15th Aug 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Aww come on Lord Steward, the best Pieter the Idle can do with a hammer is flatten his own thumb! And with a knife, well, he's sure too handy, so he'd need only one stab, not seven. Also, just in case that he will be condemned anyways, please don't forget that torture usually is considered part of the eventual punishment. ... And I did totally not pay the headsman to slip and kill him quickly, who would I be to disappoint a raging mob?

Great faces and clothing, as always. :)
Songgu Kwon 15th Aug 2015, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks! I've been looking at some Bosch & Bruegel paintings for inspiration.
Guest 15th Aug 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
Hey, that guy looks just like the giant with the pit trap...
Songgu Kwon 15th Aug 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yes he does, doesn't he? Good eye. ;)
Skweeee 16th Aug 2015, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
Skweeee
Now here is a mystery that also needs to be solved.

Also, your rendering of the executioner with the black hood makes me want to make my own costume. Imagine going into a job interview with that get-up?
Songgu Kwon 16th Aug 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
If you were applying for an executioner position, I imagine it might make a good impression!
dracolychee 17th Aug 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
But you've got to apply for some "executive" position then. :D

It's actually a Spanish Inquisition garb (I forgot its specific use and meaning). Executioners didn't wear the stereotypical black hood in general, they just had clothes that made them easily recognizable among townsfolk. And they could never had played D&D, because they weren't permitted to sit on one table with other people. (Considering that, applying in that garb may not be such a good idea.)
Songgu Kwon 18th Aug 2015, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Damn, that means that executioners had to play D&D standing. That would be awkward. They'd have to form their own gaming group.

The pointy hat was originally conceived to make the wearer look silly. And you know what? It still works. :)
dracolychee 18th Aug 2015, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
Haha, it does :)
Thanks for the link!
Dean Clark 18th Aug 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
Whoever did kill the family may have been convinced those kids were possessed.
Songgu Kwon 22nd Aug 2015, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Possessed by... too much eyeballs!
Jason 20th Aug 2015, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
The one on the right looks a lot like Bob the gnome wizard. The one on the left looks like Timmy Williams.
Songgu Kwon 22nd Aug 2015, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Oh yeah, I see the resemblance!
JBunger 21st Aug 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
JBunger
Ha, those are the kids from way back. The ones playing with the Katagnar and Brognar action figures. You can even see the top of Katagnar's hat. Nice.
Songgu Kwon 22nd Aug 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
You got it. They're from page #11 "Heart of Darkness" ... though their look has been slightly modified to look less cartoony.