Mister Boffo (3/13/10)

It’s not hard to find depictions of hell in the comics (or anywhere else in pop culture, for that matter). The underworld is one of the most commonly imagined places I can think of, with drawings and descriptions spanning centuries of high and low art. But what struck me about today’s Mister Boffo was the sheer number of people crammed into one flaming cavern. Most of the drawings I’ve seen of the underworld show it as a sparsely populated place, but this comic strip makes it seem like a factory farm. I guess Sartre was right: hell is other people, and lots of them.


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