Graphic novel in which protagonist wanders through hell quoting poetry?
February 20, 2007 11:28 AM   Subscribe

I need the title and author of an alternative graphic novel in which a blank-eyed naked man wanders through hell speaking lines from Dante or another classic poetic text.

Here is what I remember of it:
1: The "protagonist" is a blank-eyed (like Little Orphan Annie) man who wanders through hell ending up in a wide variety of surreal situations.
2: The publication format was not standard trade-paperback size. It might have been square.
3: The quoted poetic lines don't always directly connect to the graphical content.

I thought the title was something like "Biff in Hell" or something like that, but Amazon and google searches on those terms have not been productive. I also must admit that I've only leafed through it. So my details are fuzzy, the art was highly distinctive though, and I'd know it if I saw it.
posted by KirkJobSluder to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Stig's Inferno?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:45 AM on February 20, 2007

Response by poster: Brandon: Cool design, but that's not it. Thanks though.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 11:48 AM on February 20, 2007

Insofar as similar titles, there's Matt Groening's Life In Hell.

There are two characters named Ackbar and Jeff, maybe that's where 'Biff' came from?
posted by owenkun at 11:50 AM on February 20, 2007

Best answer: Maybe Jimbo in Purgatory?
posted by iconomy at 12:00 PM on February 20, 2007

Best answer: Here's a screen shot of part of a page. Jimbo wanders around in a loincloth and some of the characters have blank eyes. Here's a description of the book.
posted by iconomy at 12:12 PM on February 20, 2007

Best answer: I second the Jimbo in Purgatory answer. It's by Gary Panter. There are more samples of the artwork here.
posted by ooga_booga at 12:12 PM on February 20, 2007

Response by poster: Bingo, it is Jimbo in Purgatory! Got the name and the afterlife destination wrong"
posted by KirkJobSluder at 12:14 PM on February 20, 2007

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