In an effort to scare an old woman into kicking it, another old woman tells a spooky story about the devil and then tries to act it out herself. This plan actually works, thus proving that people in the 19th century were morons. Personally, I wondered what would happen if the Devil actually showed up in the flesh, hence the comic.
On a character note, I intentionally made the Devil's broom in the second panel look decidedly more modern and plastic than the old woman's broom in the first panel, in keeping with Satan's anachronistic nature.
Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit longtalljodie.com!