Here’s a little secret. When I sit down to draw, I usually don’t have anything specific in mind. It all just sorta happens. Sometimes (but rarely) I have a flash of brilliance and a concept will pop into my mind. Hell Hounds was one of them. I was so taken with the phrase, that I just had to incorporate it into the drawing above. Sometimes I’m amazed, and delude myself into thinking I’ve done something profound. Delusion is sure a great alternative to reality.
Getting back to Hell Hounds, the Devil sure owns a lot of property here in the United States; his name is on stuff everywhere. There’s the Devil’s Post Piles in the California Sierras; a Devils Tower (the one in Close Encounters Of A Third Kind), the Devil’s Cauldrons, Devil’s Canyons, Baths and Gardens ad nausea, the fallen Arc Angel’s name is on anything totally worthless, barren and thrashed, god-forsaken or volcanic in nature. That’s sure a lot of real estate. I wonder if he owns it , or is just leasing it on a multi-millenial basis until Jesus returns?
So…if the Devil had a dog. It’d be a Hell Hound. Or maybe a Devil Dog? I’ve run across a few of those in my travels.