The Holy Ghost : a spirited comic

by Hendrix, John, 1976-

Format: Print Book 2022
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction PN6728.H62 H46 2022x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction
Call Number  PN6728.H62 H46 2022x
From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning artist John Hendrix comes this charming, funny, and thought-provoking collection of spiritual comics

Does God exist? Is there a heaven? What's the point of it all? Do we even matter?

This collection of thought-provoking, humorous comic strips is a series of conversations between a squirrel, a badger, and a friendly blue ghost who may or may not be one third of the Holy Trinity. Charming, witty, and at times poignant, yet never holier-than-thou, New York Times bestselling and award-winning illustrator John Hendrix tackles some of life's greatest questions. Whether you consider yourself faithful or a nonbeliever, these delightfully off-kilter comics deliver laughter, comfort, and philosophical musings with humble, honest spirit--and just the right dose of playful irreverence.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cartoonist Hendrix's first collection is an amusing and sensitive exploration of Christian belief. In single-page comics, the Holy Ghost collects prayers, ponders beauty, and thwarts evil spirits. The majority, though, are conversations between the Ghost and an unnamed squirrel who vacillates between yearning to find meaning in pain and refusing to accept that God exists, with the periodic appearance of a fundamentalist badger. In a masterful avoidance of treacle, Hendrix probes tender ideas like seeing God in emptiness and ugliness, the challenge of loving the outsider, and cosmic insignificance. There are niche Christian theology jokes (Ghost gives the squirrel the ability to speak French on Pentecost and claims God made farts to remind humans of their inner state of decay) alongside more universal laughs (Ghost's reflection on beauty is undercut by bird poop). Hendrix portrays a surprising range of emotions with his simple character drawings. The Ghost plays across a range with only empty eyes and a mouth, and squirrel's tight lines play into his tensions. The handwritten text adds a charming earnestness. Hendrix sidesteps the try-hard "cool pastor" problem and also the schmaltz of Precious Moments. It's a delightful trove that'll provoke reflection and grins. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Holy Spirit -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Belief and doubt -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Ghosts -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Squirrels -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Badgers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Imaginary conversations -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Funny animal comics.
Religious comics.
Humorous comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Abrams ComicArts,2022
Contributors McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- writer of foreword.
Language English
Notes Collection of comic strips.
Description v, 121 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781419755439
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