Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Little Debtor

Here's a couple pages of an eight page silent movie/Charlie Chaplin style comic short written by Ben Avery. The story is told completely with images and no accompanying text. It's called, "The Little Debtor."

I've submitted this to The Parable Comic Anthology, and it looks like it's going to get published. I'm in the process of coloring it as we speak. Here's a sneak peek in black and white, enjoy: )

The story is a retelling of Christ's parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew 18:23-35. One that I have to call to mind frequently as I tend to be a committed grudge-holder. Here it is:

"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents[ was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

"The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

"But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.

"His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'

"But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.

"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Behold...The Fearsome Wrath of the "Smash and Crush Mongers"!!!!

Hey folks,
Shocka- Kong and Professor Ganglious Medley could use your help in a tag-team tournament my friend Jeremy McFarren and I did in Sam Hiti's fistacuffs Tournament. You'll have to scroll down a bit Look for the huge ape and the guy with pot on his head:.
If you guys get a minute, Vote for "Smash and Crush Mongers" on this page.

They look like this...