Comic books and graphic novels have entertained young people for generations. The classic hero archetype, complete with archenemies, secret identities, and super powers has much to tell us about God and discipleship, and can be a fun, creative, and powerful way for children and youth to find a place in God's continuing story.
We offer a variety of workshops on the nature of heroes, religion in comic books and graphic novels, and using the comic art form to facilitate prayer. These are fun, hands-on, and require no artistic experience!
The Book of Comic Prayer examines prayer through the lens of art, comics, humor, and relevance to today’s youth. Part explanation, part instruction, the book explores the role of prayer and faith in mainstream and underground comics, and provides resources for incorporating comics and cartooning into curricula for children and youth.
Included throughout the text is one group’s interpretation of comic prayer. These contributions were created by young people as a supplement to traditional forms of prayer. In addition, readers will find tips and tricks for creating books of comic prayer in their own communities.