Sunday, February 22, 2009
The original Lubbert Das:
Well that's not really true. I took the name from the Hieronymus Bosch painting: The Extraction of the Stone of Madness(The Cure of Folly) The inscription on the painting reads,"Meester snyt die Keye ras - myne name is lubbert das" (Master, cut away the stone – my name is Lubbert Das). Lubbert Das was a comical (foolish) character in Dutch literature.
Pretty apt eh?
I have always loved the name and the idea behind so I gave it to one of my subsidiary comic book characters many years ago, seen above at the top of the post.
His character bio was:
Lubbert Das is a Librarian who is said to dabble in the Black Arts. Highly intellectual. English/German descent. Certain books housed within his library are said to contain gateways to other worlds.
You could say he was a bit of a homage to Ditko's Dr Strange. But he was based more-so on the Maurice Denham character of Professor Henry Harrington from one of my all time favourite movies Night of the Demon. That's him to the left in the pic below:
Don't be fooled by his timid appearance. That man is pure evil, with the power to have you sodomized repeatably by an unstoppable fifty foot demon monster with big horns and a furry back.
It is a fantastic movie, which is actually available in its entirety on You Tube!
That reminds me, I will really have to get that comic book into gear- lazy bastard that I am!
Anyway now you know the reasons behind the title of this blog. Exciting stuff eh?