‘God’s Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick’
The most prolific comics publisher in world isn’t DC or Marvel. It’s a religious tract publisher in Rancho Cucamonga, run by a man who makes Steve Ditko look like an extroverted publicity hound.
And just like what happened to Mr. Ditko, people have now made a documentary about him… God’s Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick.
For nearly forty years, Chick Publications, under the leadership
of Jack T. Chick, has published over three quarters of a billion
religious tracts that have been distributed in over 100 languages
around the world.
In the process, Jack Chick’s name has become
revered in the world of fundamentalist teachings, reviled among dozens
of major religions and banned as hate literature in several countries, including Canada.
Outside the world of religion, the tracts have become highly valued pop
culture collectibles with presentations in galleries from NY to LA and
a permanent collection in the Smithsonian.
Notoriously reclusive, Chick Publications let camera
crews in for the first time to meet the creators of the infamous works, as well as noted
authors, artists and collectors who have covered the history of all
things Chick– including the art, artists, writers, controversies, death
threats, witch spells, Illuminati, Catholic assassins and more!
And there are interviews with Hal S. Robins, Bob Fowler, Daniel Rayburn, Rev. Ivan Stang (the man who married me) and for the first time on camera, Chick artist Fred Carter.
You can purchase God’s Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick from Amazon in DVD or Video on Demand, or you can watch the entire film here now:
And if you need a break, you can read these instead.