Author name: Brad Rader

Dante’s Divine Comedy; Inferno; Canto XII

 Up until this point I had avoided drawing Dante and Virgil because they simply didn’t interest me. But my illustrations had progressed to the point where this was an unsupportable luxury. To move forward I would have to design my two main protagonists, “The Poetic Duo”.  

Dante’s Divine Comedy; Inferno: Canto IX

 Virgil and Dante are saved by an Angel, who contemptuously taps the barred gates of Dis with a wand. The gates fly open. The Hellish Host has vanished. Dante and Virgil enter, unmolested, free to explore ever more nether regions of the Netherworld.