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Welcome to Hell

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...
Photo: Endless filing cabinets in Mephistopheles' office in Hell.

Endless filing cabinets in Mephistopheles' office in Hell.

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  • In October of 2014 a second version of the Welcome to Hell short film was released online in high-definition with newly-animated shots.
  • 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 was Mephistopheles's voice actor, Neil Morrissey, who suggested that Sock sit in Jonathan's fridge, waiting for him to open it.
  • Sock's middle name, Maxwell, is a reference to the song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" from the 1969 Beatles album Abbey Road, in which a man named Maxwell commits murder with a silver hammer.

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Jonathan: "Why are you still here?"
Sock: "I think the more appropriate question is: why are you still here?"
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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.

  • 6 October, 2015 - New home for original fan character pages. More...
  • 3 November, 2013 - Enabled chat and achievement features. More...
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