Thursday, June 10, 2021

Forgive All Men

This might be the only scripture offended parties need to memorize too.

Today's gag matches up nicely with next week's Come, Follow Me curriculum. You know what else matches up nicely with the Come, Follow Me curriculum? My weekly activity page newsletter. If you have young kids at home or teach primary and haven't yet subscribed, you are missing out on a great resource. Enroll in the newsletter here.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Concussions



Thursday, June 3, 2021

Sunday School Recess

Wait until he finds out there is no summer break...

Monday, May 31, 2021

Mission Language

Look how quaint: the family is reading a letter from their missionary. Either that or they printed out his email. No matter how you look at it, it is kind of embarrassing.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Admission to the School of the Prophets

Of course, University of Utah fans like to claim that their school is the "school of the prophets"--that is when they are not bragging about their recent head to head football record against BYU. (Not even Egypt had to endure more than seven years of famine.)

Once again, I was invited to guest host Cedar Fort's Come, Follow Me with David Ridges podcast. (When will they learn?) You can listen to the episode here. We're discussing Doctrine and Covenants sections 58-59.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Ward Baller

There is an important message in today's comic strip: basketball is pain. (Especially if you are a fan of the Utah Jazz.)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

2021 Summer Movie Preview

After taking a break last year, it looks like it is time once again for the Ward Cartoonist Summer Movie Preview (where I don't actually preview any summer movies and instead talk about some random nerdy subject).

Can we talk superhero costumes for a second? Looking at the Flash in today's gag, I'm struck by the ridiculousness of the lightning antennas covering his ears. I wonder, do they really help him hear? Are they Bluetooth enabled? And yet, despite their silliness, they aren't even in the top five weird superhero costume accessories. (Actually, the Flash has one of the best looking costumes in all of superherodom.)

What are the five weirdest superhero costume accessories? I'm so glad you asked:

  1. Daredevil's eye slits. He's blind, he "sees" things through his heightened senses like radar. What does he even need eye slits for?
  2. Superman's underwear. Look, there was a time I wore underoos in public too, but then I turned five.
  3. Shazam's cape. If you prescribe to Edna Mode's line of thinking then all capes are weird. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but I definitely have questions about Shazam's cape.
  4. Everything about Martian Manhunter. Um, really? Don't they know how to dress on Mars?
  5. Captain America's head feathers. I love Jack Kirby. He is the greatest comic book artist ever, but what on earth was he thinking when he added little feathered wings to the sides of Captain America's head? Are they supposed to strike fear in the hearts of Nazis? Do fascists struggle with ornithophobia?

In conclusion, I'm excited to see Black Widow, Luca, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife this summer.