The Spot

I conceived of this comic as a memento mori, but in circular time. It ended up including a vignette into Hell. It also includes terrible disasters happening in the distance, which, looking back on my work the last few years including the Abecedary, is a recurring theme I hadn’t really been aware of before.


x n. II. Symbolic uses. 4. In designations of brands of ale, stout, or porter, XX or double X denotes a medium quality, XXX or treble X the strongest quality. Also in the marking of qualities of tin-plate.

Keep clear of Broomsticks, Old Nick, and three XXX’s.
— Richard Harris Barham, 'Lay St. Dunstan’ in ‘Ingoldsby Legends' (1840)