About the Comic
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth is the project title of what we plan to make a series of comics about Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.
The universe of the comic takes root in Christian mythology, draws inspiration from many religions and myths, and stays true to none of them.
The world is divided in two planes: That of the living, and that of Heaven and Hell, who have been at war for as long as anyone can remember.
Most mortals, like you and me, live with no real knowledge of the afterlife. It's Heaven's most important duty to keep it that way, but that is difficult when Hell itself is constantly trying to break down the borders.
Heaven is inhabited by those dead who have earned a chance to live forever as an angel. Hell is full of demons and monsters that can only look at the benefits of having a soul with envy. In turn, most of them hold a natural hatred for all things to do with Heaven.
These conflicts are only fuelling the strife that seems like it will last for all eternity.
Any project must start somewhere, and this one starts with the story Rebound about Heaven and its angels. The angel general Balthazar is sent out to aid the planet Kimera in a feud between two races, but ends up getting involved in a much bigger scheme that will damage Heaven directly.
Rebound takes on the subjects of war and fanaticism, but also how easy it is to get lost in the idea of what's good and what's evil.
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth is made by two Danes named Maia and Gitte. They have written stories and made stuff up together for a long, long time. Since there was no sense in letting a bunch of good stories waste away in the dusty hard drives of their computers, they decided to make a comic.