Thursday, July 18, 2013

Billy Scutt (illustrated by Emonic)

In World’s End, Petrefax tells a story of an air burial he attended for school in which the three other people performing the burial told stories.

Mig told the story of a man named Billy Scutt,his grandfather, who had been convicted of being a Resurrectionist (meaning he dug up dead bodies for anatomy) and was scheduled to be hanged. When his time had come he was offered a chance to prolong his life by becoming the new hangman, under the agreement that he would be hanged near the end of his life.

Billy Scutt was the best hangman the town had ever seen.

After many years of being the hangman in the town Billy Scutt became ill and word began to spread around the town that he was too old and could no longer able to perform his job; he would soon die. When the Sherrif’s men came to take him to the gallows, Billy Scutt, with the help of his wife, was hoisted up, into a standing position, using his hangman’s rope to prevent him from collapsing.

After the sheriff’s men left, Billy Scutt went back to his bed and died that night.

He appears in Sandman # 55.

Emonic did an amazing job with this character. I think he really did an excellent job capturing this character.

Emonic will be at San Diego Comic Con this weekend and will be at book H-11. Stop by and buy some of his prints or get a commission from him and tell him you've seen his work here. He'll appreciate that!!!

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