What’s all this then?
Purgatory Pub is a comic series about an Angel and a Devil who are friends. It is also about God, Lucifer, and The Archangels.  Also, booze and cigars play a big role.
It’s a series I have been working on for a few years now. The first half is completely done and bound into two volumes already. (Located here and here if you want them now)

I am serializing the story into a webcomic to hopefully get the word out about the story to as many people as possible.

Where did this story come from?
I grew up Catholic in the middle of a Southern Baptist area where I was told weekly that I was going to hell because “Catholics aren’t Christians.”  However on the weekends I played drums in metal bands where my band mates were mostly Atheists, Tony Lavey style Satanists, and a few Wiccans who were quick to tell me “You know that God stuff is all Bulsh** right?”

All the while I couldn’t help but notice that none of the ideologies should have gotten in the way of us being friends or just playing music together.

So I wrote a book about it.

Is this a screed for/against religion?
Nope!

How many books will there be total?
Four.

How do you make this comic? Do you work digitally or with paper?
Everything but the lettering is done on paper. I pencil with a blue pencil lead, ink with a Pentel Pocket Brushpen, and do the grays with Copic Cool Gray markers. They are turned into neutral grays before they are posted or printed in a book.

lettering is done in adobe illustrator.  My fonts are Irish Stout, Smack Attack, and Sunday Comics all by Nate Piekos of Blambot.com

Why Gray? Why not color?
I wish I could say for metaphoric reasons about “there is no black and white, only shades of gray blah blah blah…” but the real reason is I am colorblind.

A colorblind professional illustrator? How does that work?
With a lot of anxiety and a WHOLE LOT of trial and error.

What’s with the Demon’s nipples?
You mean THESE?
nipples

He’s fat, so he has man-boobs. If he had no nipples, I’d hear you people ask, “where are his nipples?” So HERE THEY ARE!