Thursday, January 19, 2017

Salt of the Earth

It's time once again to return to the deeply philosophical missionary and his companion who can barely tolerate him.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Buying a Missionary Suit

Having received his call, now Elder Van Dyke needs to purchase some clothes.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Singing Time Mistake

Sunday marks eight years of this blog! When I started it, I worried if I would be able to come up with enough material for a couple of weeks. (Truth be told, I still worry if I'll be able to come up with enough material for a couple of more weeks.) One of my greatest pleasures with this website is getting to know you, my readers.

I sincerely appreciate every email message and comment left on a post. I read them all. I cherish them all. Your kind words inspire me to keep going. I feel like we're starting to develop a real community here. Thanks!

Now that the blog has reached the age of accountability, I guess that means that the jokes are going to have to grow up too. No more sophomoric humor. No more immature little gags. This website has grown up and so have I!
(Okay, maybe one more immature gag.)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Finding Laputania

Ah, the curse of teenage sisters!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hunger Games

When I first read the Hunger Games, I was surprised to discover that it had nothing to do with fast Sundays. Today's gag comes from the fertile mind of faithful reader Klinton H.

Monday, January 2, 2017


Alex Van Dyke finally gets to open his mission call and it's to a place no one has ever heard of. When I originally began drawing these strips, I was planning on sending my cartoon alter ego to the same mission I served, but ultimately opted for a fictional country--where I could create the cultures and norms as I saw fit. Laputania is a twist on the island of Laputa from Gulliver's Travels.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wake Up Hymn!

It's been my experience that most high councilors give great talks. Why, then, is there this stereotype in the Church that it's the other way?