In explaining what The Household is, it is perhaps best to first explain what it is not. It is not some whimsical land of yellow-brick roads and houses made of candy. Instead it is a living world with breathing characters, where power tends to corrupt, where happily-ever-afters are few and far between, and where love is sometimes lost.
The Household is a magical world of mayhem and madness, of intrigues and impossibilities. It’s an infinity removed, yet only six feet away. The Blackheart Gang have made it their life’s work to document this realm. To archive its histories, to conduct a variety of sociological and anthropological experiments on its inhabitants, and to collect some of its wealth of antiquity.
The documentation of The Household is The Blackheart Gang’s life-long project.
HOW IT CAME TO BE:
And the Lord said unto Eddy:
“You lazy lump of lard,
Get up and tend your house.
You resemble a sack of spuds,
But you’re a fine country mouse.”
“I know,” yawned Eddy,
“It’s really such a bore,
I used to be hard working,
But I just can’t be bothered anymore.”
“I curse you,” said the Lord,
“To build a moon and sun
Inside a tomb of rooms,
And work until all work is done.”
Below: A map of The Household. Click to view a larger image.