Mar 6, 2013

God's Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick (full film)



Jason C. Bivens, in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism:
Chick writes himself into and out of fallen America, making connections and establishing resolutions that are as succinct as a thought ballon, as emphatic as a trio of exclamation points. The social and cultural history of Chick Publications is a marginal one, both insofar as Chick has doggedly maintained his status as an underground artist fighting 'the world system' and also in the sense that his important contributions to evangelical popular culture have gone largely unacknowledged by scholars of American religions. Yet his sensibility is a powerful one in its widespread accessibility, its longevity, and the influence it has had on several generations of American Christians. No matter how fervently one might seek to ignore them, Chick tracts keep turning up, often in the oddest places.