Jack Chick, Creator of Unintentionally Ludicrous Evangelical Comics, RIP


Jack Chick, arguably one of the most widely-read cartoonists in the world, has died.

He was in his nineties. If you’re not familiar with Chick Comics (those tiny little comics fundamentalist preachers give out on street corners), here’s a fairly typical example, giving Jack’s view on rock music. And of course, his comic about Dungeons and Dragons is a classic.

Check out this Marvel-comics-inspired parody of Chick comics: GALACTUS IS COMING!

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10 Responses to Jack Chick, Creator of Unintentionally Ludicrous Evangelical Comics, RIP

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    Dicentra rubra says:

    There are some great Cthulhu-based parodies too, like this one: http://foo.ca/wp/chick-tract-satire/who-will-be-eaten-first/

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    Susan says:

    He’s terrific, I had no idea he was still alive though!

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    Ruchama says:

    Someone slipped this one under my door once in college. https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0014/0014_01.asp

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    Jake Squid says:

    I was once handed a Chick tract on the Appalachian Trail. Totally unexpected and really disturbing. There was a family down the street who used to hand out Chick tracts instead of candy on Halloween.

    Jack Chick was the best of the worst or the worst of the best. I’m not sure which. I think he was either an incredibly hateful person or lived in an incredibly terrifying world.

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    RonF says:

    Wait a minute. That parody has Jack Chick’s name (as well as Stan Lee’s) on the copyright. Did Jack Chick actually collaborate on it?

    I vote for “terrifying world”.

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    Susan says:

    He really hated Catholics. But then again Catholics had a lot of company on his hate list.

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    RonF says:

    As I’ve commented before, I’ve been a Boy Scout leader for at this point 24+ years. I’ve had Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Hindus, you name it. In talking to one Evangelical mother about one of the other Scouts, who was Catholic, she asked, “Well, they’re not really Christian, are they?”

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    Ruchama says:

    Elsie Dinsmore didn’t think Catholics were Christians. Though, she also thought that Scottish immigrants should get special privileges that other immigrants don’t, because, just like Americans, they fought against the English for their freedom. (She was the main character in a series of children’s books that were immensely popular from about 1860 to 1920, and then pretty much disappeared. They’re fascinating. And, compared to plenty of other books about little girls published around the same time — Little Women, Anne of Green Gables — they REALLY did not age well.)

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    h says:

    Jake, that might’ve been my family. My parents are Southern Baptists and used to have my siblings and me hand trick-or-treaters an apple, a bookmark and a Chick Tract about how Halloween is evil.

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    Ruchama says:

    My friend’s kid got a Chick Tract in her trick-or-treat bag this year, in Madison, Wisconsin.