Warms the heart, doesn’t it? The heart in your body, that is — not that one, um, dangling from a hook.
It’s only natural that Pinhead would have an equally spiky creature as a pet. Aristotle placed Cenobites and hedgehogs together in the same category (Things with Sharp Heads), and like attracts like, so…
Have you heard of the Lament Configuration? That’s the nerd name for the little puzzle box that opens the gate between our world and the Cenobite dungeon. “Lament” also describes my first experience drawing Pinhead. Placing those little pins was a real chore for this part time cartoonist. Maybe I should get out my claw hammer and adjust a few of those nails.
Hedgehogs, on the other hand, I discovered are relatively easy to draw (at least the Grinsane comic book version). They are very interesting creatures too. I had the distinct pleasure of living amongst them in Scandinavia where they would poke around the bushes and exude massive quantities of cuteness. Up to that point, I thought these strange micro-beasts only existed in video games and exotic pet stores.
I watched the original Hellraiser again while drawing this cartoon. Still a very fine movie after all these years. This comic is dedicated to my longtime friend Stan, whom I’ll be seeing this week for the first time in several years, Stan being a major fan of both hedgehogs and Hellraiser.
See you Friday for another Grinsane horror comedy cartoon!