Everyday 009 – The King is Dead

The goblin king — feeble by the standards of a true king but nonetheless vile — is dead. His head now rests among a collection of fruit, rotting away like the other pieces of organic matter disconnected from their life source. Someone, it seems, is celebrating.

pen and ink drawing of a goblin king's severed head with fruit

On the day I drew this piece I’d been listening to my playlist of ’80s Underground / Old School Metal, and one song in particular had worked its way into my mind: Helstar’s “The King is Dead.” As I sat drawing, James Rivera’s voice insistently repeated, “The king is dead, the king is dead!” I was having a bit of creative block that day and began sketching without a clear idea of where the drawing was going, and I allowed the music to inform the imagery developing in front of me.

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