No One Would Publish This Comic About John Howard Yoder (Doing Stand-Up)

Catchier than my normal post title, right? A year or so ago, Zak and I created a three page story where Super-Mennonite decides to do stand-up comedy, with his act basically being predicated on ridiculously stupid misogynistic jokes. The real joke is that the bit is dedicated to John Howard Yoder. I thought it was pretty funny because no one was ever really discussing his sexism,... Read More

hawkeye, mad cyclists, and why people like rob bell: an interview with ryan miller

Today, I’m interviewing Ryan Miller, ex-creator of video games such as Myst and Raven (nice) turned pastor (go back to video games, dude) who recently wrote Everything Breathes. While his title is true, I bet he doesn’t know what the Archaeoglobus fulgidus breathes. Do you? Didn’t think so, fool. INTERVIEW WITH RYAN MILLER 1-Just to be clear, you’re not... Read More

Come on Out Fictional Transgender Friend of Batgirl

Bisexual Alysia Yeoh is the first transgender character in the DC Universe. It’s a universe that, apparently, takes its time with this sort of thing. What was once dismissed as an impossibility by the CCA (Comics Code Authority), has now become a reality in the mainstream comic book world of DC Comics. Of course, outside of the ‘Big Two’, the world of comics... Read More

Oh God, You Big Chicken

I often use the strip below in some of my courses to discuss Feuerbach, Augustine, and the genius that is Bill Watterson. It never goes as well as it should. Why do you think that is the case? I mean, isn’t the kind of theological conversation that should follow from this two panel piece of brilliance self-evident? Isn’t it?!        Read More

Remaining Resolute in my Anti-Resolution Revolution

In the 5th grade I decided that resolutions were a ‘crutch for the weak’. I think I’d heard someone misquoting Marx or something (the silly kind of Marx, not the Harpo kind). I just remember thinking, ‘Why do adults always need a catalyst for changing their rotten habits?” I doubt I used the word catalyst, but I am, after all, paraphrasing my much,... Read More

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

For my ‘skyping while drinking whiskey book club’, we’re reading Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. This is posing a major problem for me. For, you see, whiskey makes me happy. It makes me all huggie, dance-y, and, ‘life is wonderful-ly’ (and, also, a bit sentimental . . . so, no watching The Little Drummer Boy while imbibing). This book does not... Read More

Anarcrow!

All right, loyal Amish Jihadist readers, listen up: I published my first two page comic in the latest issue of Geez Magazine. Along with the stellar artwork of Zak Upright, we’ve created a comic called Anarcrow! It’s about a crow who enjoys mocking everything from John Locke to your grandmother’s crappy apple pie (and Chevrolet). We, obviously, have a lot of work... Read More

The Coolest Dork on this Mad Planet: Seven Questions with Evan Dorkin

Pre-script fair warning: this is not your typical Amish Jihadist post–whatever that may be (making fun of pagan Christians, I guess). But since it is the week of HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, and since this is my blog (thanks kind people at The Other Journal for allowing me to soil your site with random diatribes), I can do what I want. So there. Now, sit back and enjoy. Ya’... Read More

Why Mutants Really are ‘Homo-Superior’

This is why I love mutants: they tend to be a-okay with ‘difference’. Too bad it’s fictional. And here I thought Northstar would forever be an old maid. It’s rare that my reading of mainstream comics actually pays off in some sort of socially redeeming way. Other than the horrible films celebrating violence as the means by which any and all genetic variations... Read More

One ‘Punishing’ Mennonite

We’ve arrived! Or, maybe, I should say, “We’ve come a long way, baby!” Or, maybe, I shouldn’t. I really don’t even care to mention it, but I’m going to anyway (I need some blog filler every once in awhile–like, twice a week). The most chiseled Anabaptist since Harrison Ford. Making an appearance more than a year ago, I initially ignored... Read More