“Demon of the Underground” is the story of Pogo, a big-mouthed young thief who falls through a hole in the ground and finds himself in a brutal underground world where survival is based on strength and intimidation. His only hope for escape is his telekinetic ability – and the help of a stray ferret named Annie.
Genre: Urban fantasy/Paranormal/LGBTQ
The comic updates on Mondays, with bonus pages on Thursdays based on Patreon support. I currently post one bonus page per month.
This story includes violence, sexual content, and explicit language, and is best for ages 16+.
The Underground’s core foundations are power, pride, and brutality. Only the strong survive.
Pogo finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war between all four spheres, who want him for different – and often sinister – reasons. In order to survive, he allies himself with Jasper Samsid, King of the East Sphere. Samsid promises Pogo that if he helps him rise to the top, he will give Pogo his freedom – letting him return above ground. But will Samsid be true to his word? And does Pogo have the ability to move beyond the politics of the underground and form a true, loyal relationship with Samsid?
Demon of the Underground was first unveiled in sketch form with limited color during the June 2010 round of Nanomango, where I completed and posted the first 30 sketched pages. In June 2011, I sketched the next 30 pages for Nanomango, and on July 11 2011, I officially launched the webcomic.
However, Demon of the Underground existed in some form even before that. Pogo was created in 2006, and for my college thesis in 2007, I completed several comic pages from what is now slated to be DOTU’s sequel. I’m looking forward to bringing the entire story to life and sharing it here.
DOTU also has a page on Patreon with tons of extra content including a full serialized prose novel that tells Merritt’s back story. Read more about my Patreon here:
About the Author
I’m Shobana, more commonly known as “Bob.” I’m a freelance illustrator from Illinois, with a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. I have experience in product development, art direction, and of course illustration.
email: bob (at) bob-artist.com.