Spirituality in Web Comics
Submitted by Charles_Snow on June 29, 2005 - 08:05
This article raises an interesting question about the lack of serious spirituality in comics, but a.) doesn't really answer it, and b.) mostly deals with mainstream superhero comics.
But this is something I notice - very few comics deal with religion in any way, and the ones that do are usually either hostile, or, much more rarely, heavily evangelical. One of my goals with my comic is to explore what it's like for a person with strong religious beliefs to exist in the modern world. As a result, I got (mostly when my comic was new and there was less nudity and pot smoking) a lot of comments along the lines of 'this isn't going to turn into a Chick tract, is it?' Which of course, no, it isn't. But I guess these things make people nervous.
So I have two questions:
1.) Why, given that most people believe in some kind of God, gods or absolute being, is spirituality of any kind (Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Pagan, Satanist, whatever) such an unpopular topic in comics?
2.) Do you know of any good web comics that deal with spirituality intelligently?