Sins of the Seven Days

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(Source: http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/CS/CSElohim.html)

The Elohim

In the beginning the Elohim made the sky and the earth, but the earth was shapeless and everything was dark. The Elohim said “Let there be light,” and there was the light that made day different from night. And that was the first day.

The Elohim said, “Let there be a dome to separate the heavens from the waters below,” and there were the heavens. And that was the second day.

The Elohim said, “Let the waters of the earth gather so that there are seas and there is dry land,” and so it was. The Elohim said, “Let there be vegetation on the land, with plants to yield seeds and fruits,” and so it was. And that was the third day.

The Elohim said, “Let there be light in the heavens, and let them change with the seasons,” and so there were stars. Then the Elohim made a sun and a moon to rule over the day and to rule over the night. And that was the fourth day.

The Elohim said, “Let there be creatures in the waters, and let there be birds in the skies,” and so there were sea monsters and sea creatures and birds. The Elohim blessed them, saying “Be fruitful and multiply”. And that was the fifth day.

The Elohim said, “Let the earth have animals of various kinds”, and so it was. Then the Elohim said, “Let us make humans after our own likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the cattle and creeping things of the land, and over all the earth.” The Elohim said to these humans, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, ruling over the fish and the birds and the animals of the land. We have given you every plant and tree yielding seed. To every beast and bird of the Earth we have given every green plant for food.” And that was the sixth day.

And on the seventh day the making of the heavens and earth was finished, and the Elohim rested.

Write Up

Religion had never been a large part of my life. I was raised Roman-Catholic, but never really thought anything of worshiping something that might not even exist. Because of this, I never really had a problem with creating this comic, which I dubbed Sins of the Seven Days. The page itself would be the introduction of a comic, using the six panels as a way to establish where the story begins. Each panel, in the shape of a stained glass window, used shades of colors representing the Seven Deadly Sins. The design of the page is supposed to simply be the intro page to a chapter, as if the character’s walk in to a chapel and see these windows and the story they tell. Religious Icons such as the Star of David or the Crucifix were left out purposefully to show that both Judaism and Christianity have the same roots. The line quality and pattern of the frames also represented some of the emotions in each. For instance, the creation of the sun and moon displayed their differences in attitude. The daylight being chaotic and lively while the night was softer and calming.

The Seven Deadly Sins are implemented by the colors and shades used in each frame. Purple, the color of Pride, has the boldest usage in the final window. This window displays God in the Garden of Eden, creating Adam and Eve in the palms of his hand. His clothes are a light purple, hinting at a small amount of pride felt in God’s heart as he did so. Pride was known as the original sin and every being could have it in their hearts, even a God.

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