Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Rare (at Least for Me) Church Magazine Trifecta

About a year ago, my art was featured in both the New Era and the Friend in the same month. That was cool. But being an ambitious cartoonist, I immediately set my sights on getting published in three Church magazines in the same month.

I figured to do it, I would have to paint some landscape in watercolor if I wanted a shot at the Ensign and then somehow convince the editors to publish it on the inside cover. But seeing as how I'm really not much of an artist (there's a big difference between cartooning and fine art), I soon abandoned my goal (it was either that or sharing some mission story for "Latter-day Voices," only I don't have any faith-promoting enough to warrant publication).

So, I abandoned my goal and moved on to other things.

But, I forgot to consider the Liahona, and to my great surprise, I was featured in that magazine this month. This, coupled with my New Era and Friend work, got me that elusive Church magazine trifecta!

First, here's the New Era gag featured in September's magazine:

And here's the activity page found in both September's Friend and Liahona (it's in some language that uses the cyrillic alphabet here--maybe Russian?):

I think making into the Liahona is one of the coolest things I've done with my stuff yet. I can now tell people that my work has been published in over a dozen languages (to see those languages, click here, select the language you want to see, and go to page 12 of the kid section).

I can now check off a major cartooning goal. (Now if I could just get a pinewood derby gag published in the New Era...)


  1. Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment. :)

  2. Way to go, plus you got the full page to yourself.

  3. Sorry Arie, I don't think you are allowed to make pinewood derby jokes unless you have your eagle scout. But you sure would have a lot of material to work with, what with all the pencils and hot dog derby cars our family has created (by family, I mean Dad.)

  4. The page is in Ukrainian language, that is similar to Russian :)

  5. That missioners are returning to the building to talk with family which intresting Gospel, but they forgotten an appartment. Can you to help them?

    1. If you entirely understood I written my English better than I think :-)

  6. Russian doesn't use i's. That's so cool, though!