[Comic] The Brick Testament - Satan Unleashed
Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:52 AM
God Tortures Everyone Except 144,000 Jews, God Kills One Third of Remaining Humans, Satan Thrown to Earth,
Alternative to God Proves Very Popular, and Remaining Humans Doomed to Torture.
Here are a few preview images:
-The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith
The Brick Testament - The world’s largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible
Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:34 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:39 AM
The Brick Testament has always been a considered and orderly work, even in depicting the excesses of the text, so it's brilliantly entertaining to see you truly let fly with the carnival madness of Revelation.
That beast is pure genius
Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:40 AM
Anyway great job on it, as usual
Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:19 AM
Excuse me? That's the whole purpose of the Brick Testament: to illustrate the Bible with LEGO. He's not even nearly finished yet, and you want him to move on to other projects!
I'd find it extremely odd if suddenly one day there were chapters of LotR released in the Brick Testament.
Anyway, excellent imagery, once again. The Book of Revelations is so messed up...
Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:42 AM
One of the first MOCs I made after getting lego Horses were the Horsemen (In fact I think I have pictures somewhere...).
My Father thinks these are brilliant and looks at them in work during his lunch. I'll have to let him know that there are updates
There are no red lights in a car chase!
Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:34 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:29 PM
Edited by Tom Bricks, 18 May 2009 - 11:30 PM.
“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:21 AM
Thanks! I'm not sure what "BAC" means. Being a Christian? Blood alcohol content? (I suppose either of those could help one accept a literal interpretation of Revelation.) Thanks for turning your evangelical powers toward spreading the word about The Brick Testament to your improv friend. :)
Glad you liked the beast. Before starting in on Revelation--which seemed like a very daunting task--I tried tackling some of the key characters and creatures I knew I would need. So the beast was the first thing I made and he's been waiting patiently for a couple months for his "screen time". I tried out all sorts of ways to give him a "body like a leopard" before settling on just using the alternating 1x1 yellow and black plates. The lion heads are just a variation on the lion I made for the Sampson story.
Been loving your reviews of the new Indy sets, btw! You must get asked this all the time, but how are you getting your hands on these sets so early? Would have loved to have had some of those parts available for these Revelation stories.
Glad you highlighted that photo. That made the shortlist of ones I was going to include in my post, but didn't quite make it in.
Thanks for the compliment. I have a pretty high interest in illustrating other non-Biblical works or subject matter, but until I finish with the Bible, it would take a lot for me to prioritize something else above it. I am driven not by religious devotion, but by the conviction that everyone, religious or not, benefits from a greater knowledge of the contents of the Bible. If I was born into a world where the Odyssey, Illiad, or Lord of the Rings was taken by millions and millions of people in my society to be the word of God, our best moral guide, etc, and were equally as unread, I am sure my efforts would go toward illustrating those texts.
I have wondered what boundaries I shoud draw for material to include within The Brick Testament. For instance, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, and Eastern Orthodox Christians disagree over exactly which books are accepted as "part of the Bible". I also have a high interest in the early Christian gospels, epistles, and apocalypses that did not get included in the eventual New Testament canon but were used as scriptures by Christian communities for hundreds of years. But I'm not sure how it would affect things to suddenly add something like the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, or the Apocalypse of Peter in with the rest of The Brick Testament, as much fun as those would be to illustrate. I'd probably start a sister site for apocryphal works if/when I illustrate those.
I'm inclined to agree, but we all know what happens to "that guy" in the next panel.
Can the nerdiest minifig ever not wear glasses? That seems wrong. I made some effort to make the 144,000 male virgins look sort of nerdy/dorky, but the high-pants wearing happy face guy was more of a fluke. :)
Thanks to everyone for the comments!
Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:52 AM
Thanks! I'm not sure what "BAC" means.
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