Questions I Am Asked About Quite A Bit|
AKA the QIAAAQAB Page
Q: Wait, aren't the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse War, Famine, Pestilence and Death?
A: And I quote:
Rough translation, of course. Right off the bat, we get a guy with a bow and a crown whose purpose is to conquer, thus the Horseman of Conquest, and a guy with a big sword whose purpose is to take peace from men, thus the Horseman of War.
Revelations, Chapter 6|
6:1 I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, "Come and see!"
6:2 And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.
6:3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come!"
6:4 Another came forth, a red horse. To him who sat on it was given power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. There was given to him a great sword.
6:5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come and see!" And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand.
6:6 I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenix of barley for a denarius! Don't damage the oil and the wine!"
6:7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see!"
6:8 And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him.
At the end is named Death, with pestilence, famine and all of hell riding in his wake. So Pestilence and Famine are really not Horsemen, but underlings of the Apocalypse.
Now the guy in the middle is a little hard to fathom. I take him to be Corruption, whose purpose is decay of all sorts: economic, moral, social, physical, et cetera.
So there you have my Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. To top it off, the Lamb is most definitely Jesus, who is ushering in the end of the world, so there you have the G-Man being their guide.
Q: So why do you have Pestilence anyways? And why does he duke it out with Pollution?
A: It was my way of dealing with Popular Misconception. Out of that fight came Corruption, and thus the circle is complete.
Q: Chez the Cheese-man?
A: And Captain Microwave, too!
Q: How do you draw the comics?
A: Ok, I don't do it like other artists. First I doodle it out on a piece of bland, 8x11 computer paper, then I go over the pencil with a ball point pen, which can make a mess. Then I erase! Then it comes to scanning and several years worth of experience with photoshop!
Contact: Michael William Cox - firstname.lastname@example.org
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