I have a problem with evangelism and evangelicals that exists entirely separately to my problems with organised religion, just as someone can have a problem with pop-up ads for fake pills but not the pharmaceutical industry.

I just think people shouldn’t yell in the street about how passers-by are going to Hell.

1) Yelling is rude

2) Telling people they’re eternally damned is rude, even if you’re right.

Listen, I’m not out to insult anyone or hurt anybody’s feelings. I’m just a firm believer in politeness. More than a believer, it’s in my DNA. Yelling at strangers in the street? Not polite. Making unfair assumptions and sweeping generalisations about people’s personal level of damnation? Not polite. And who’s mind has ever been changed that way?

I suppose the real baked-in assumption is that the people they’re yelling at must be bad people, otherwise they’d be right along side them yelling at the bad people too.

How to Art

Art-wise, what really makes the difference between this strip and the earlier stuff I used to draw is reference. Google Image is your friend. Looking up photos of lakes, streets, parks and pigeons and drawing what you find. It makes everything so much easier it feels like cheating.

It feels so much like cheating, in fact, that I used to actively avoid Googling reference material even though I knew it would help. But it’s okay, everybody does it.

I might have leaned a little too heavily on the reference in that last panel there. I’m not sure if it looks cartoony enough. It sure does look pretty though. Something to think about for next time, I suppose.