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August 26, 2003
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BW Jack O Lantern by avencri BW Jack O Lantern by avencri
Well, this is an English spirit that i really love! This mischievious being has a very interesting story that i believe few people know of. Jack was a farmer that had many crops, including pumpkins. One day, while he was watering his crops, Satan came to him and tried to tempt him, but Jack was no fool, and he tricked the devil instead, making him get on a tree. To his surprise, Satan suffered from Vertigo, and wanted Jack to help him get down. Jack said:- “I will get you down… if you promise me that I won’t go to hell.”- Satan accepted. Some years later, Jack died and went straight to hell, but Satan kept his promise and sent him to heaven. But heaven’s gatekeeper wouldn’t let him in, because he made a pact with the devil. So Jack was left in our world seeking some rest, but he will never get it. He made a lantern out of one of his pumpkins to see in the dark. And now, he is jealous of the living, and keeps trying to find ways to scare them. Thus the “trick or treat” phrase was born. A lot of influence from Persona’s Jack O’ Lantern can be seen in my version, it is said that Jack O’ Lantern has some relation with the snowman spirit known as Jack Frost, but I haven’t found anything about Jack Frost.
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heartless-2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never really knew he had a story... Cool pic!
ravennoir Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003
He's a cute little character but I'm not sure if that's how the legend goes exactly... I remember Jack having meeting the Devil on many occaisons, tricking him each time until finally he promised not to send him to Hell.
The devil doesn't suffer from vertigo. ¬¬ ;

Anyway, I give the pic 9.9/10 I'd love to see a colored version someday. :+fav:
avencri Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Please tell me the story as you know it. I only know that version! ^^
ravennoir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2003
As soon as I find that website with the legend of Jack, I'll tell you. XD Message me on AIM sometime. I'll try to find that illusive legend asap.
jesonite Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
UHH!! eso esta chido!! yeah Jacky con la linterna,, oye hugo te salio chido el dibujin!
shikishin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003
O_O ooorales, ta chido ^_^, yo tambien tengo un personaje ke es una calabaza, aunque es mas bien un alter ego, y forma parte de la pumpkin army MWHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAAH
weno ya stoy simple mejor me voy , aios!
astercrow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2003   General Artist
I wonder if that has anything to do with Jack the Ripper or Jumpin Jack Flash?? o_O *is being stupid* I've actually heard some things about jack frost before... years ago. something about him being a scrawny trickster and bringing forth dramatic coldspells in the beginning of winter. But my memory fails me, after all it was years ago when i was young that i remember it from. *shrug*
avencri Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Gives remembering pills to Aster*

If you remember some day, i will be very grateful with you!!
tarokun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2003
yeah, i love those arms they look cool, plus he can probably reach those really hard spots when you scratch your back ^^
f-a-t-e Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2003   Interface Designer
Isa love the arms^_^
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