I’ve been thinking about insanity a lot of late, and it’s not just because my current workload has me actually SCHEDULING thinking up plots during my morning showers. No… it’s because Colder, my creator-owned series in tandem with the handsome / talented Juan Ferreyra, will be released on November 7th from the lovable people at Dark Horse Comics.
And Colder is both about insanity, and also a bit insane.
So… yes. I’ve been thinking about insanity. Because of that, I’ve decided to do a countdown of my current top ten favorite insane people. And this list is going to focus on the “wacky eccentric” type of crazy, rather than the much less amusing Ed Gein / Hitler / subhuman folks.Â We’re starting with Pythagoras and moving down to NUMBER ONE. Who will number one be? Oh, the suspense! The drama! Can you guess?Â (hint: it’s Declan… the main character from Colder, because this is my blog)
But enough of my REALLY CREEPY horror comic that you can buy… let’s talk about Pythagoras.
Okay. We all know who Pythagoras is, right? People who read my blog are without doubt, highly educated, absinthe-drinking monocle-wearing scholars, so there’s probably no reason to point out that this guy is credited with HUGE advances in philosophy, health, mathematics, and general science as a whole. Seriously, this guy was a science PLAYER, and if he were alive in today’s world, he’d be so well known and idolized that he might even be be on page 10 of a newspaper, right after all the articles on if Miley Cyrus had a nip-slip or Beyonce might have farted… because we in America revere our scientists THAT much.
Oop. Got political, there. The important to remember is that this guy lived over 2500 years ago and we’re STILL teaching concepts that he thought up. So… good on ya, Pythagoras!
Oh, also… guy was batshit. Just… batshit.
You see, Thaggy (his friends called him Thaggy, you knew that, right?) founded his own religion, based on how he saw the world, and how he thought people should act. Now, founding a religion based on how YOU think everybody should act, and then naming it after yourself (Pythagoreanism, in this case) in this case would be considered the act of a crazy man by some people, but, umm. Nah. Got nothing. That’s a crazy thing to do. After all, that’s why I order all my sackcloth-wearing Tobinites to stay away from false idols!
But it wasn’t just that he was making up his own religion, let’s take a peek at some of Thaggy’s beliefs.
But… enough of beans, lest I taint you all with their very image. Let’s get to something a little… easier on the eyes, shall we?
There’s a lot more, but… can he top the beans and the courtesan thing? No. No, he can’t. Let’s close this one out with a couple looks at Juan Ferreyra’s art from our upcoming Colder series.