Aliens in This World

An ordinary Catholic and a science fiction and fantasy fan.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Bible Comics... Sorta.

Okay, this link is definitely twisted and not really work-safe, but since the good bits made me laugh hugely....

A comics retelling of the Bible, as told by a guy who has trouble remembering the plot.

But it's funny on purpose, see, because his buddy (raised Catholic) is amused by the fact his non-religious friend never learned any of this stuff except what he picked up from pop culture, as those whose parents are heathens don't have to go to CCD class. The raised-Catholic guy then proceeded to transcribe the non-religious guy's oral retelling and turn it into a script. (This would be really cruel, except that clearly, the non-religious guy also had a little fun with the retelling. The apostle Levon?) Then the non-religious guy illustrated the script. (With Sharpies!)

Typical narration:

Next up are Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve's kids.

Cain killed Abel, because he was jealous over something.

Maybe a girl? I don't remember.

The scary thing is, this comics interpretation is actually more accurate than many things I've seen written about the Bible on the Internet. Definitely better than Jack Chick comics. Probably a good insight into a non-Christian Everyman's Bible knowledge, for all you apologists and evangelists.

And really, some of the illos aren't bad at all, especially given the context. I think Mary comes off rather well. Not to mention some of the crucifixion scenes.

Of course, it's a bit depressing that some cartooning fanboy without religion and with Sharpies can do a better religious illustration as part of a joke than a lot of folks who get paid to do this. But let's focus on the positive here.


  • At 2:53 AM, Blogger Ryan said…

    thanks for the link and the nice commentary on our comic! we're super happy that you got a kick out of it. I hoped that it'd be funny to anybody who read it, but especially amusing to those that were raised with a catholic upbringing and see all the spots where our retelling strays (or straight-up invents things).

    as you might be able to guess, i'm not a practicing catholic, but the framework of my upbringing (and COUNTLESS CCD memories) still has a strong fix on my mind and imagination :)

    we we're actually both really enamored with jack chick's sick tracts in high school, and used some of his stuff as a jumping off point for the way we formated our comics!

    Thanks again!
    Ryan (1/2 of

  • At 2:55 AM, Blogger Ryan said…

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  • At 2:56 AM, Blogger Ryan said…

    ps. to be fair, your readers should probably stay clear of most of the rest of our content on , as an FYI.

    Just guessing that the tone and tenor of basically everything else we post wouldnt be in agreement with your blog :)


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