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Welcome to Hell

An unfortunately friendly demon discovers that his new job, haunting and attempting to drive an apathetic highschooler to suicide, isn't as easy as he'd hoped it would be.

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Promo art of Sock by Erica Wester.

Napoleon Maxwell Sowachowski (commonly referred to as "Sock") is the main character in Erica Wester's short film and comic Welcome to Hell. Wester first began drawing Sock without a name, and when she asked friends for suggestions she eventually decided on "Sakuryu". He has endured several name changes. Formerly he has been Sakuryu (or Saku) and Kilroy Conrad. She later chose to Americanize his initial name into "Sock", which became short for Sowachowski. A possibly defunct explanation for how Sock comes from Sowachowski is that a childhood friend, likely Jojo, couldn't pronounce Sowachowski. Read more...
Sock at his family gravesite, having just thrown a parent in their grave.

Sock at his family gravesite, having just thrown a parent in their grave.

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  • Wester notes that Jonathan Combs "looks like a stoner" but isn't, and that it might be the influence of the main character Anton Tobias of the 1999 horror-comedy film Idle Hands and Roger from the musical Rent.
  • Sock had a dog named Silver. Though Sock would never harm Silver, it was "constantly nervous and edgy" around him, since its animal "sixth sense" could tell something about its owner was not quite right.
  • It is very possible that Mephistopheles has a Hellfile on Sock, just as he has one on Jonathan in the short film. Wester sees it as an opportunity for a "shocking reveal" about Sock if it were used in the future narrative of Welcome to Hell.
  • Mephistopheles was heavily influenced by the Lead Player from a performance of the musical Pippin Wester saw at her high school. He was even originally to perform a musical number in the first Welcome to Hell animated short film.

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The Welcome to Hell Wiki is a growing encyclopedia ("wiki") maintained by fans to document Erica Wester's short film and webcomic Welcome to Hell.

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Based on Wester's proposed titles for the second installment of Welcome to Hell.

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