Hobbes-World History comic

Updated: 9/10/2020
Hobbes-World History comic

Storyboard Text

  • After witnessing the beheading, Thomas Hobbes tries to cope with what he saw. However, he is unaware that an emo timetraveler from the future has been watching him this whole time.
  • I can't believe that I, Thomas Hobbes, just witnessed the beheading of a king!
  • You wouldn't believe me if I told you. You must be Mr. Hobbes. I'm Jake. I see you have gone through a lot. Perhaps you could write about your experiences and how to prevent it from happening again.
  • Who are you? Why are you wearing this peculiar clothing?
  • Where to start? Well, all of my faith in humanity has been lost! Humans are such primal creatures. Man's natural state is evil. They need an absolute monarch to rule over them in order to prevent chaos. People must have structure and laws. There is no point in trying to defy them!
  • Well, some of those beliefs are questionable, but your feelings are valid. And yes, humanity is stupid half of the time. I tend to listen to music and cry about the world's state most days.
  • Oh my goodness! Perhaps if we can understand individual people, we can then learn how people would react in groups. From there, we could study and theorize the best way of living for society!
  • Oh. You are hopeful now. I will try my best to share this emotion. Good for you. Well, you better start writing all of these ideas down!
  • Hobbes observed people and their habits in order to help his theories and his writing. He became known for many works such as the famous Leviathan and Elements of Law.
  • Overall, Thomas Hobbes didn't believe in the idea of a social contract and thought that people needed an absolute monarch. He opposed the idea of overthrowing a government because he thought that there would be too much useless death. All in all, he is a famous philosopher that Jake always will admire.
  • Thanks for your help, Jake! I shared my ideas with the world thanks to you!
  • Of course! Trust me, you'll be remembered for your beliefs!