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ephemerayla:

calleo:

ephemerayla:

Wow, how progressive of Jack Chick to do a comic criticizing the “Don’t Say Gay” bills. I mean, that is what’s going on here, right?
… Right?

Actually, not right.
This particular tract was published in 2004; that bill wasn’t proposed until 2012.

I know. I was being sarcastic. I’ve been aware of Jack Chick’s vile propaganda since 2002 or so. Seeing this, though, I realized that in today’s climate (where “queer” has been reclaimed and is the preferred term for many LGBT folks, myself included) these isolated panels can be read a much different way than that crazy old bigot intended.

I always get a kick out of the fact that his characters are still drawn like and speak like they’re straight out of the 1960s.
I mean, seriously, who calls anyone “pussycat” anymore?
Or dresses like Burt Reynolds from the 70s?
I think Doom Town (one of his Sodom based ones, where we learn that apparently, it’s the goal of those wily gays…infect the blood supply with AIDS because of…the children somehow.) is my favorite one, though, mainly because sometime between 1991 and 1999 he had a major ‘tone change’ on two pages.
I still have both copies of the tract in my collection.
1991 version
1999 version

In the 1999 re-release of that tract, the pages from the 1991 scan were removed and were replaced with the images in the 1999 scan.
It’s also interesting to note that the version on his site says 1991, but is using the panels from the 1999 version. I have copies of each crammed onto a bookshelf somewhere with the rest of the last sampler pack of tracts that I got back around 2000.
I swear, these things are like weird old baseball cards.
Wish I could find a hard copy of Dark Dungeons though. :\

ephemerayla:

calleo:

ephemerayla:

Wow, how progressive of Jack Chick to do a comic criticizing the “Don’t Say Gay” bills. I mean, that is what’s going on here, right?

… Right?

Actually, not right.

This particular tract was published in 2004; that bill wasn’t proposed until 2012.

I know. I was being sarcastic. I’ve been aware of Jack Chick’s vile propaganda since 2002 or so. Seeing this, though, I realized that in today’s climate (where “queer” has been reclaimed and is the preferred term for many LGBT folks, myself included) these isolated panels can be read a much different way than that crazy old bigot intended.

I always get a kick out of the fact that his characters are still drawn like and speak like they’re straight out of the 1960s.

I mean, seriously, who calls anyone “pussycat” anymore?

Or dresses like Burt Reynolds from the 70s?

I think Doom Town (one of his Sodom based ones, where we learn that apparently, it’s the goal of those wily gays…infect the blood supply with AIDS because of…the children somehow.) is my favorite one, though, mainly because sometime between 1991 and 1999 he had a major ‘tone change’ on two pages.

I still have both copies of the tract in my collection.

1991 version

1999 version

In the 1999 re-release of that tract, the pages from the 1991 scan were removed and were replaced with the images in the 1999 scan.

It’s also interesting to note that the version on his site says 1991, but is using the panels from the 1999 version. I have copies of each crammed onto a bookshelf somewhere with the rest of the last sampler pack of tracts that I got back around 2000.

I swear, these things are like weird old baseball cards.

Wish I could find a hard copy of Dark Dungeons though. :\

(Source: ohnojackchick, via the-inevitable-pinhole-burns)

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