Nathan (vovat) wrote,
Nathan
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Hell Is Comically Drawn People

Hey, guess what? There's a new Chick Tract online! It's called "Some Like It Hot," but I see no sign of cross-dressing or Marilyn Monroe. Instead, it's more stuff about how the Devil controls every major world religion except the one Jack Chick believes (which he's actually claimed in other tracts isn't a religion at all, but I relationship with God; I fail to see the difference). I think there have been a few different Satans in the world of Chick, but I like how this one is a chubby little guy who walks around without a shirt on. It's certainly not one of the more majestic representations of the Evil One, but despite the horns he's not particularly beast-like either. I'm not sure whether or not it was Chick himself who drew this tract, but it's actually kind of interesting. I think Jack usually does his best work when he's making no attempt at being realistic, and that's certainly what we see here. The really cartoony Grandpa looks like a cereal mascot ("Eat Sin Flakes, a part of this completely blasphemous breakfast!"), and the hellhound is appropriately grotesque. (On the other hand, it DOES look totally different in the two panels in which it appears, unless those are actually supposed to two different devilish creatures.)

Some other noteworthy bits in this one:

  • "I thought heaven was for sissies." That's pretty similar to what the one truck driver says in this tract, but has any real person ever said anything along those lines?
  • Satan has a pretty nice big screen TV, doesn't he? I guess being the tyrannical ruler of Hell has its perks.
  • How many Bibles don't include that verse from 1 John? Chick probably didn't just make that up on his own, but it's certainly in translations other than the King James, which Jack thinks is the only valid one.
  • I assume Lucifer must have competed in the Olympics, since it looks like he's flying above the rings.
  • Satan framed Jesus? How? From the accounts given in the Bible, it sounds like Jesus really DID break the law. It was just a dumb law. Then again, Jack probably thinks it was the Devil who made up the Roman laws in the first place.
  • Sorry, Satan, but I think a fair amount of the Gospel does a good enough job of making itself look silly on its own. Maybe you should find a new hobby.
  • The Devil didn't like Henry, so he's punishing Henry's relatives. I guess old Lucifer learned from the best in that respect!
Tags: comics, jack chick, religion
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