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Molly Blue 23, imp battle

By cloudmonet
This imp battle gave me way more trouble than any other page so far, but I like it now.
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EmmetEarwax's avatar
I have an early edition of the official Monster guide to Dungeons & Dragons "games". This brawl reminded me of the D & D encounter bet humans and kobolds. The Kobolds (p.57) are being fought by some warriors ,AND a skilled wizard to boot ! They worship Kurtulmak who has a scorpion tail and hates all peoples who are not kobolds. He particularly hates gnomes !! He taught the kobolds all they know. (p.110 Deities and Demigods). This latter book once had a chapter on the Chthulhu Mythos gods, but it was cut from later editions due to complaints, prob. from Arkham House.
cloudmonet's avatar
I remember seeing kobolds in a computer game my son used to play called Baldur's Gate, based on the D&D mythos.

I didn't use any model for these two scenes, but built them up laboriously, figure by figure. I particularly liked Molly dismounting from the larger lizard in the upper panel, already swinging her bat around to knock those spears out of their hands.

"Drop those spears or face the wrath of Molly!" is a hilarious line because such phrasing usually goes with an archaic heroic name, like Hrothgar, or Achilleus, but Molly means it, and the imps are scared. Showing the fight from their viewpoint makes her look large and ominous. And not showing every strike against all seven imps lessens the possibility that she'll look like a schoolyard bully.

Did I think this through so consciously when I drew it? No, but this is the impression it makes on me now.
EmmetEarwax's avatar
I guess negotiation is NOT the imp way.
cloudmonet's avatar
Why these imps are behaving this way is an important plot point.
Skoshi8's avatar
Cheeky lil' devils!