A story of one man's search for the meaning of mortality and a nice pair of pants, maybe with pleats.
May 10, 2007 9:04 PM   Subscribe

Possibly the greatest comic-book ever written about a dead man wandering through Hell in search of his pants, Stig's Inferno is available online! Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
posted by lekvar (17 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
About the author, courtesy of Wikipedia...
Ty Templeton is a popular Canadian comic book artist and writer who has drawn a number of popular mainstream titles, TV-associated titles and his own series.
He first received attention for Stig's Inferno (Vortex Comics), now a cult favourite, which detailed the journey of its lead character into Hell in a parody of Dante's Divine Comedy. He has gone on to do titles for Marvel Comics, DC Comics including Batman Adventures, The Simpsons for Bongo, and many others. He also created his own graphic novel, Bigg Time, published by DC Comics adult brand, Vertigo. He is currently editor of an independent Canadian comic company, Mr.Comics and is writing the main title Planet of the Apes.
posted by lekvar at 9:05 PM on May 10, 2007

Great find, thank you.
posted by interrobang at 9:39 PM on May 10, 2007

Huge thanks for this! I used to have the collected version, but got rid of it when I "outgrew comics". Stig's Inferno is probably the only one I got rid of that I still think about and miss. For a while I tried to steal Ty Templeton's drawing style, but qickly realized that his skills were out of my league. Thanks again - so much for getting to bed before Midnight.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:54 PM on May 10, 2007

Is this the same Ty Templeton that did Adolescent Radioactive Black-Belt Hamsters? I loved that comic.
posted by Brainy at 10:31 PM on May 10, 2007

Wikipedia says that ARBBH was "written by Don Chin and originally illustrated by Parsonavich and later by Sam Kieth. Goddamn, Sam Keith, seriously.

I haven't even thought about ARBBH in ages. Man, that cues some flashbacks, let me tell you...
posted by lekvar at 10:52 PM on May 10, 2007


I don't suppose there's a collection of this in book form available anywhere.
posted by Target Practice at 11:06 PM on May 10, 2007

Ty Templeton has lots of issued about his dad.


I mean, that guy won't shut up about... oh, forget it.
posted by squidfartz at 11:54 PM on May 10, 2007

It appears to be out of print, but I would be shocked if you couldn't find the collection in any half-reputable comic shop. I've got the collection, but it doesn't include a lot of the back-up and bonus material (not necessary to the story but hilarious nonetheless). If you like what you see I'd highly endorse hunting down a copy because that artwork is fantastic and really rewards the reader with all sorts of peripheral jokes that may not come through in the scanned pages.
posted by lekvar at 11:56 PM on May 10, 2007

Very cool - I'd never actually heard of this (or the writer) until now, but I'm also not especially comic-literate. Reminds me a lot of Dave Sims, and it looks like Jhonen Vasquez took a lot of influence (but none of the subtlety or, you know, actual humor) from this too... neat!
posted by OverlappingElvis at 12:39 AM on May 11, 2007

Yeah, Parsonovich did the regulars until Kieth took over but Ty definitely did the 3-D stuff. It was really good.
posted by Brainy at 4:06 AM on May 11, 2007

and it looks like Jhonen Vasquez took a lot of influence

Well, except that this Templeton guy can, y'know, draw. And his pages aren't an unreadable mess.
posted by interrobang at 7:05 AM on May 11, 2007

Cool, although I think it might be dying under the weight of internet interest.
posted by COBRA! at 7:17 AM on May 11, 2007

Well, except that this Templeton guy can, y'know, draw. And his pages aren't an unreadable mess.

Well, yeah. That's what I was going for.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 7:52 AM on May 11, 2007

Thanks for this, I saw ads for this in Black Kiss and Mr. X when it was out, but never got it. Always kinda wanted to track it down.

Squidfartz, ever see "Dissecting Mister Fleming," from Wasteland? Yeah. That's some issues.
posted by jessenoonan at 12:57 PM on May 11, 2007

Pretty cool. I'll have to check this out. I would love to read about the radioactive Black-Belt hampsters. LOL
posted by Roger Davis at 5:14 PM on May 11, 2007

Is pretty good! Shame it stopped after seven issues.
posted by JHarris at 12:05 PM on May 13, 2007

Made my day.

And it's a Thursday!
posted by humannaire at 10:12 AM on May 24, 2007

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