Is there something wrong with you?
I have often asked myself the very same thing. But, you
see, therein lies my dilemma: if there really is
something wrong with me, would I know it? And, if I did
know it, could I properly express it? If I'm batshit crazy,
would I really be aware of the fact that I'm
batshit crazy? Could I tell you how batshit crazy I was?
Would I be accurate? The world will never know. However,
I don't think that there's anything wrong with me. Sure,
I've got a few things loose, but nothing major is broken.
This web site offends me.
Good. It's supposed to. Well, I guess it's not really
supposed to. I mostly want you to laugh. But
if you're offended by these strips, well, sorry. You should
probably go someplace
else. No, I won't take the comic strip down. No, I
won't tone down the language/sexuality/drugs. Yes, I will
post any angry letter you send me up on the website.
Are you trying to say Christianity is bad?
No. I am trying to make you laugh, and I am enough of
a whore that I will go to any length to achieve that goal.
Also, I was raised in a 'born-again' household, and that
shit leaves scars, lemme tell ya. So , to answer
the question, I am not trying to say Christianity
is bad, I'm trying to say that it's fun to laugh
Is that really Jesus?
Yes. Maybe. No. Depends. I don't care. It's whatever you
want it to be, except made out of sausage.
I don't understand what's going on. What's the
There isn't one. Nobody said that comics had to have a
plot. Or a story. Characters are kind of necessary to
the art, so I had to keep that one. Sometimes there will
be a story arc that will last more than one strip, but
rarely more than two.
This doesn't make sense!
You're right. What this strip is all about is called 'non-linear
humor'; that is, "it's funny because it doesn't make
sense". It's not random humor.
If that's Jesus, how do the Outer Gods come into
Because the Outer Gods exist, that's why. Richard
Nixon was a manifestation of Nyarlathotep, servant of
Azathoth, and that is why they stopped making
bubblegum flavored vodka: it made the summoning of Daoloth,
The Render of Veils, extremely easy, resulting in the
hospitalizations (and eventual death) of an entire family
in New York and four hippies in Pennsylvania.
What software do you use to write and create
I write and design the comic with the GIMP on Linux. I
run Ubuntu Linux, using KDE as my windowmanager and gedit
as my html/php editor. This website was designed and written
in PHP by me.
Where did you get the idea for this?
I used to write a comic called Argyle Action Theater
(see below). LITJ is like a sequel to AAT;
a lovechild where both can be ashamed of the other. When
I was in the planning stages, I asked around on LiveJournal
and IRC for a name for this new comic. One of the responses
was "Leave It To Jesus", and I liked it, so,
there we are.
What's Argyle Action Theater?
Argyle Action Theater (AAT) was, in
a way, the mother of Leave It To Jesus. No longer
avaliable online, AAT was targeted at the gamer
subculture, and featured (primarily) blurry black-and-white
photographs of action figures early on. Later, though,
it expanded into mutiple formats, with strips being made
using video games, Flash, and even a short animated clip
entitled Bitch Wars: The Last Temptation of Christ.
AAT's schedule was so erratic that you couldn't
even really call it that; sometimes, I would publish six
or seven new comics in a single day, and then not release
another comic for six months. Eventually, I killed off
Argyle Action Theater in order to work on Leave
It To Jesus. Many of the characters in LITJ
are characters from AAT: Heather, Michael, Jesus,
Nixon, and Robitussin are all characters I imported. Most
of the images of the main characters come from photos
(or clip-art) that I created (or found) while doing AAT.
Do you hate Christians/Christianity?
Nope. I just think you guys take yourselves too seriously.
You must be pagan/wiccan/whatever...
Nope. And it's none of your damn business, either.
I knew it! You're and athiest!
Nope. And I'm not an agnostic either.
Do you smoke crack?
Nope. Never have, and never will. I grew up in Detroit,
however, so I got to see a lot of that shit up close and
If you could wish for any three things, what
would they be?
That's easy. A B-52 bomber, several thousand gallons of
napalm, and a Get Out Of Jail/War Crimes Tribunal card.
If I had a fourth wish it would be for a wardrobe consisting
only of purple, orange, and lime green flannel.