Today, when I was here on Tumblr, I saw a post with this Link, and as curious as I am, I watched it. It was great. I loved it! The characters! Sock. And the animation was really good. I loved these dorks, so, as I was telling my sis to watch it too, I started this drawing as a doodle… I eventually escalated to this, and I like it.
So I’ve had this sketch in my morguebook/school notes for awhile now and decided to slap some color on it after Nostalgia-phantom posted a fanfic that I’ll affectionately nickname “How to Pitch a Tent”, which features Sock playing out a slightly more deliberate role than this drawing, but I guess it’s in the same spirit, or at the very least marginally related. Haha.
Sock is a sweet but somewhat unstable teen who commits suicide after the accidental murder of his own parents. In Hell he meets Mephistopheles, the amicable manager of the underworld, who offers him a job: Sock is to become a demon, tasked with haunting humans and driving them to suicide. At first this seems like Sock’s dream job—a way he can finally act on his desires without consequence—but after meeting his first target, a disinterested highschooler named Jonathan, he finds himself with another desire that just might be stronger… and just might have a consequence.