Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hansel and Gretel

I'm going to take a quick break from the Halloween-themed gags this week for today's comic. It was featured in the October New Era and it supposes a better fate for Hansel and Gretel. I guess it also makes for a lot less interesting fairy tale.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Addressing Doubt

I couldn't help but notice that Elder Rasband's recent conference address included the same scripture. I realize that today's strip is a bit wordy and not at all funny, but there's a lot to cover here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mummy Trouble

Poor Elders Hammer and King.* This is why it is a good idea to find out the background of potential investigators before diving into a prepared lesson.

*Elder Hammer and Elder King are my regularly featured missionaries serving in the Transylvania Central Mission. Their home wards are in for the strangest homecoming addresses ever!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Because Nothing is Ever That Easy

For over a month now I've been charting the progress of one of Elder Van Dyke's investigators. Today, Ivan's fledgling faith is challenged by a well-meaning co-worker. I need to give credit to faithful reader Megan R. for helping develop this particular story line by reminding me that conversion can be challenging. Thanks to her, I decided to through a few more stumbling blocks in Ivan's way.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

It's the Great Pumpkin, Elder Brown

Today's gag comes from faithful reader Klinton H.

As I was drawing it I wondered if I shouldn't draw the missionaries from the shoulders down with nothing but trombone sounding "Wah-wahs" coming from their mouths. But then I figured they were closer to 18 than 20 so I kept them in the frame.

The comic also got me thinking about other notoriously late characters in history that could stand up the missionaries in future gags, but I figured a joke about Samuel Beckett's existential play Waiting for Godot might be too obscure for my audience.*

*Incidentally, Beckett's play premiered in 1953 while Schulz's great pumpkin was first introduced in 1959. Apparently, the 1950s were a time of great anxiety.

Monday, October 3, 2016

It's a Miracle

The missionaries' work with Ivan continues. Today they discuss the probability of miracles, particularly the probability of one particular miracle in BYU football lore.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


I'm sure the woman in today's gag is exaggerating. Why I'm sure there are lots of examples of great mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships. And as soon as I can think of another one, I'll post it here...

...And while I struggle to think of an example, don't forget to download your copy of my General Conference Activity packet: available in English or Spanish (thanks, Gaby!).