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Graphic Novels for Children and Young AdultsA Collection of Critical Essays$
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Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811677

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.001.0001

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Graphically/Ubiquitously Separate: The Sanctified Littering of Jack T. Chick’s Fundy-Queer Comics

Graphically/Ubiquitously Separate: The Sanctified Littering of Jack T. Chick’s Fundy-Queer Comics

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(p.263) 17 Graphically/Ubiquitously Separate: The Sanctified Littering of Jack T. Chick’s Fundy-Queer Comics
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Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults
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Lance Weldy

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0018

When it comes to morally didactic comics, Jack T. Chick has made a name for himself by perpetuating fundamentalist (known informally as “fundy” for short) Christian ideology via numerous religious comic tracts and comic books. Whatever their specific literary format, these materials preach about the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible and against a wide range of topics such as abortion, Catholicism, communism, evolution, homosexuality, Islam, and rock music. This chapter chronicles Chick's career as the purveyor of morally didactic comic tracts. In addition to detailing the history of the Chick Tract, it shows how these comics “explicitly indoctrinate children through visual literacy while serving a political purpose by means of categorical religious xenophobia”.

Keywords:   didactic comics, Jack T. Chick, fundametalist Christian ideology, religious comics, religious xenophobia

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