While writing and drawing Rock In Purgatory, I did plenty of research into some odd things. I have read up on the urban myths I knew about various bands and discovered some that were new to me. I’ve also looked at some bizarre deaths and gory ways to meet your end.
Along the way, music has also inspired me. Bands like Cannibal Corpse have some distressingly violent imagery to their songs, and it may have been the over-saturation of murderous lyrics that led me to see this visual pun waiting for me in a Bon Jovi song.
The idea came to me when drawing the Thunder Lynx comic strip for Rock In Purgatory. It seems so obvious now, but it took me quite a while to realise that a literal interpretation of the opening line from You Give Love A Bad Name would be a great sketch to accompany the comic.