Rent-A-Thug #156 – Rules For Criminal Success #4
July 28th, 2008

Rent-A-Thug #156 – Rules For Criminal Success #4

This strip was a lot of fun to draw. It was inspired by a line in an Army of the Pharoahs song from the “Ritual of Battle” album, although I can’t remember off the top of my head what the song is called. Early on I settled on the idea of Johnny Mushface hanging out with the devil, but the details changed several times. At first they were going to be having dinner at a nightclub with strippers all over the place, then it was going to be a card game, then a hot-tub filled with money, then the final incarnation. I liked the idea of Johnny Mushface mostly submerged in a pile of money, but if the devil was also in the pile I would lose the visual of him being in a tuxedo jacket, so I compromised and ended up with what turned out to be the final illustration. I’m not sure why but I’m very amused by the devil sitting there with his goat-legs crossed.

I had something else that I wanted to say in this news post, but now I can’t remember what it was.

Thanks for reading, see you Wednesday!

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