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but one whose passing is unlikely to engender anything like the heartfelt tribute of other recent losses as his work was... well "Extreme" is understating it

Jack T Chick, creator of the infamous Chick Tracts, has died at the age of 92.

I was unaware of this mans career until I heard about it on scans_daily many years ago now.

He was a human being, and he had a family who will, I presume, be mourning him, so I will not speak ill of him as a person.

I WILL note that he was a man whose work was motivated by a powerful combination of paranoia and religious radicalism. He disliked, amongst other things; Roman Catholics (who he blamed for being behind Islam, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Holocaust, Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, both World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, and the assassinations of both Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.) , and he was apparenrlt even less fond of Muslims, Jews... oh, and Freemasons... and witchcraft (and anything which suggested the supernatural was not the work of Satan himself, so Harry Potter was right out).. and  that darn heavy metal music and, let us never forget Dungeons and Dragons..

I suspect he would not have been a fan of scans_daily either, something which fills me with a no small sense of satisfaction.

Here is a small. but timely, example from a tract about the perils of Halloween.







Sounds like a good time to me, though anyone dancing naked in late October in my part of Britain would have frostbite at the very best





That is several shades of drivel, of course (not least because no one in the UK carved pumpkins until sometime in the 1980's. Before then we carved turnips... 

The REALLY frightening thing is how prevalent the Chick Tracts are/were. Now if you wish to reacquaint yourself with one of the more... viciously eccentric comic creators of the past century, then they cans till be found over at his website, www.chick.com, though i would not personally recommend you sign up for their newsletter.

 
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