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The Sun's Been Stabbed
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Published: February 22, 2008
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Haven't painted Murkoph in a while. This one's based on something he spouted out a while back. It is not for the sensitive.

The sun's been stabbed and clatters down,
Spattering its gold shit all around.
Now the dying thing's gone to ground
And I hear screams and other sounds.
I think tonight I'll cut the throat
Of the Widow Shreve's billy goat.
She can milk me prick and go to gloat
That she saw the prize hidden 'neath my coat.
Then I'll eat a fat priest's eyes
And if me prick's still on the rise
I'll see if I can't improvise
and fuck his eye-holes ere he dies.
O glorious night; O glorious plot.
Glorious possibilities heavy and hot
Stuck behind my navel in a Gordian knot.
I'll hammer this city's greasy twat.
--Murkoph, poet laureate of Sharteshane

There's a cemetary outside of town where they bury heretics (as opposed to those prescribing to the local religion which dictates the dead be burned) and most treat the cemetary like a trash dump and unload their crap there. Murk finds it an ironic, pleasant spot to camp during the day and would like to show you his knife, weary traveler.
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RevenantWriter's avatar
RevenantWriterEdited |Student General Artist
Just curious... Will dear despicable Murkoph be returning at a later date in the comic? I hate to say it about someone so creepy, but I want more: he just made for some wonderful 'creep factor'. Probably more so than any of the other villains, I dare say. 

Oh, and I love the comic, by the way. Thank you for creating such a fantastic story.

P.S. What a great, jag reflex activating poem. Thanks Murkoph!
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AshleyCope|Professional Digital Artist
Definitely! Murkoph will keep popping up in Unsounded, usually when you least suspect it :)
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Skarabog's avatar
Skarabog|Student Traditional Artist
Ah Good ol' poetic Murkoph :D
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anniek72's avatar
I noticed that the lines carved on Murkoph's face are really similar to the lines on Duane here…
Is this just coincidence, or is there a reason? If there is a reason, will we find out? Love this comic!
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AshleyCope|Professional Digital Artist
Yep, we'll find out way later :)
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anniek72's avatar
Awesome! Thanks so much for answering this and my other question!
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ChokoCandy's avatar
Is that knife the one that was used to stab Duane's eyes out? They both have the same profile.
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THEsizzlieTOASTER's avatar
He sort-of reminds me of Stingy Jack.
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Sleepingseeker's avatar
you amaze me. Incredible!! :heart:
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Enedlammeniel's avatar
So, I have to tell you. I randomly came across this picture years ago. I thought it was cool, and saved it to my wallpapers folder, which I have set to cycle randomly. Then, unrelatedly, I started reading your webcomic just last year. Read the last few pages, had totally forgotten about this picture, until just today when it popped up, and I was like, "...that looks like Murkoph..... holy shit I think that's Murkoph.... *sees signature* It IS MURKOPH." O.O It kinda freaked me out. I checked, I've had this picture on my computer for four years, and now having gotten a glimpse of his character in the comic it made it that much more creepy.
(Still an awesome picture, just creepier than ever.)
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mamaOOD|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, so what's his deal?? His story I mean?
cuz I've been following Unsounded and suddenly pooph! he appears?
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mamaOOD|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"and would like to show you his knife" :XD:
That's one killer joke
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RedAventador|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness...that poem is awesome, this picture is awesome, this character is awesome....<3 I'm overwhelmed by awesome!!!! Those eyes, so creepy, yet totally draw me in! He just has this deliciously murderous look in his eyes, like he just can't wait to cause pain and mayhem! LOVE IT!!!!
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sabrinathebrave|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... isn't THAT an amazing poem!
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kimsol's avatar
Featured! Hope you have a fabulous 2013! [link] :iconhappysunplz:
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patricktricks's avatar
do you like scary or mystery books.
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LightofMary's avatar
Murkoph just seems so cool. He just exudes utter coolness, I envy him
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AvianPain|Hobbyist General Artist
It's really an awesome work!
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Macumoto|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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weaveroffantasy's avatar
So scary, I want to meet him so much, even though I have a feeling that I'll end up in a grave somewhere afterwards... ;)
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LolStupidMonkey's avatar
I didn't like poetry that much...until today.
Thank you.


"The difference between intelligence and stupidity?
Well,it's obvious:
unlike stupidity,intelligence's got limits"
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faer-windstormfan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
THis.... is amazing and insane.
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KissThyLips|Hobbyist Photographer
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aodemir's avatar
<3 ! a joy to my eyes
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