RHJunior wrote:*snort* More I'd say Ben behaved exactly as a real person would--- less than perfect. He was snarky, he was sarcastic, he dropped a cardboard house on her. (Okay, not what one would call a NORMAL situation, that....)
I'm glad to be reassured that you recognize his behavior there as imperfect, RHJ. Sometimes I've worried.
RHJunior wrote:They may be Christian, but they're also human.
Um, figuratively, yes? They don't look quite like Homo sapiens
to me, aside from some of the newer appearances in TotQ....
Regarding "Hard Onions," I'm guessing that the title is supposed to evoke angst. You draw yourself looking rather young, but I'm starting to think that that's common for cartoonists. (The best humorists are young at heart, IMO.)
I have mixed feelings about overt spiritual themes in entertainment. In 12th grade, I read Lord of the Rings
to the end without ever seeing a connection with spirituality. It seemed largely unhelpful as a guide until I grew interested in the faith via other influences. On the other hand, "B.C." usually does not endear itself to me when it gets preachy, which may have to do with the lack of humility. There's also Johnny Hart's tendency nearly to forgo a joke in the process.
J.K. Rowling said in an interview that few writers can make a good novel when they set out with a particular point in mind. But it may be easier for shorter stories like a typical comic arc. Hey, Aesop's fables are short and classic.
Given my laziness, I cannot say whether I will fulfill my own wish to start a regular webcomic, but if I do, it will be interesting for me to see what I do for the spiritual side. There will have to be one, certainly.