The Apotheosis of Internet Explorer

RIP Internet Explorer


Clippy welcome Internet Explorer into heaven, while angels Netscape Navigator and Bonzi Buddy watch, since Microsoft has now officially killed off Internet Explorer. IE, you now belong to the ages.

This artwork is a bittersweet sendoff to this titan of the web, which did everything it could to reinvent and destroy established standards. It is based off “The Apotheosis of Lincoln” (link goes to


Character Profile: Atrophus Starre

The self-important, megalomaniacal, power hungry cousin of Genji Starre, and possible ancestor to Jeane and Valia Starre. An incredibly competent, if not over-confident in his ability, wizard, his role in Axis was as an apprentice to Nexus, helping him to get his power, turning on him, but failing and working to redeem himself. Not the most compelling character arc if he’s only redeeming himself out of revenge against the person who caused him to fail in the first place. Then again, most of Axis’s character arcs led a little to be desired. I was young.

Fun fact: I played Atrophus as a Tremere in Vampire the Masquerade with friends at a much later time.

Fun fact 2: His name is based on Atropos, the fate in greek mythology.


Character Profile: Toothless, Hairless, Stump-Legged, Three-Eyed Cat

I initially drew this abomination in high school during a creative writing class (yes, I was drawing during a creative writing class). This little fellow was an illustration to a poem that was intended to be a parody of The Cat Came Back. A mate and I were talking about this and I eventually settled on this… thing. The poem itself went through a few forms, from a series of haiku to something more free form.

The creative writing teacher I had hated it (He generally hated most of the things I do.) A separate friend, a couple of years later, showed it to her creative writing professor, who quite liked it. She said he called it “creative genius” but I am pretty confident she was just being nice. The kitty would have liked her.