The end of "When The Hounds Of Spring..." presents us with ancient Greek party animals like Pan and Bacchus, as well as the folks that get wasted while worshipping ancient Greek party animals like Pan and Bacchus. This entire chorus is being addressed to Artemis, and I imagine that she was none-too-pleased by all this tom-foolery. The chorus also references "the Maenad and the Bassarid," worshippers of Bacchus, who I initially thought were just some random dudes (hense the comic). As it turns out, those are actually two different names for the same cult of women. Of course, I learned that after I'd already lettered the comic, and, well, my comics might as well be carved into stone at that point.
Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne •
Year: 1865 •
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!