Note: I am NOT pitting the views of the publications mentioned–only observing the fundamentalist mini-comic publishing phenomenon. (or whatever you want to call it)
Years and years ago, I came across a teensy (3" x 5") comic at a rest area outside of Barstow. "Big Daddy?" told the true facts about evolution…according to the Gospel. I got a kick out of reading it, but never gave it another thought.
Fast forward to September 2008, and I’m in the bookstore of a remote State Park in Northern California. I open a book about hydraulic gold mining, and out falls a teensy comic, “Doom Town”. Hey, I’ve seen these before! This small graphic novel (?) provided amusing reading as well.
I discovered that Jack Chick has a publishing empire (?) devoted to things like this. It blows my mind that people buy packets of these little comics and distribute them to the far-flung corners of America. I see that there are even websites with parodies of their stories.
Have you seen Jack Chick’s handiwork in your travels?