Monday, July 15, 2019

Sister Campbell

Of course there is no Campbell's Soup in Laputania. Poor Elder Van Dyke is eating some runny no-name brand instead.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stranger Things

Last week faithful reader swordmas73er called me out for my failure to include a Stranger Things comic the day season 3 dropped. Today's comic is my attempt to make amends.

Interestingly enough Stranger Things has already included two references of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.* I'm sure it won't be long before this scene is played out.**

*In season 2, Max tells her scary big brother that she was talking with Mormons at her door in order to protect Lucas from a thumping. And in season 3, Dustin tells his friends that he has a girlfriend from science camp who is Mormon from Utah. (Dustin describes Latter-day Saints as "super-religious white people.")

**Since this is all taking place in the 1980s, I made sure to give the sister missionaries era-appropriate clothing--check out those shoulder pads! 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Lost Package

Any missionary serving far enough away from home has likely experienced a lost care package will serving. It is likely one of the "thorns in the flesh" Paul spoke about of his missionary service.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Laman and Lemuel

It's just like older siblings to read their kid brother's private journal. Even though (and this is pure speculation), Nephi probably clearly carved on the cover "Private property of Nephi--Keep OUT!" (Mormon would have opted to omit that little bit in his abridgment.)*

*This is all possible as Nephi began recording his large plates before separating from his brothers. The small plates didn't come until after the Nephites and Lamanites had split.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Christmas Call Home

A couple of years ago, I updated this strip for the Deseret News. Prior to the update, I had the family huddled around a telephone. I was confident that this strip wouldn't be outdated like so many of my others had become over the years since I first started Mission Daze!

Of course, now missionaries can call home every week and this strip--like an every-growing number of missionary strips I've drawn--no longer reflects the missionary work of today.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Resurrection Diet

Finally, a diet plan with 100 percent proven results! Eat your heart out, Jenny Craig.

Monday, June 24, 2019

True Meaning of Christmas (Plus Care Packages)

This was me during my first Christmas as a missionary. It all turned out well in the end as my suffering resulted in a couple of decent joke ideas.