Hey, do you Gargs know what a Chick Tract is? They’re little paper pamphlets made (in)famous by Jack T. Chick, an evangelical, fundamentalist Christian publisher, writer, and comic book artist. They are “equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing,” according to Robert Ito.
Which means they are AWESOME.
Chick Tracts are so infamously bad– so one-sided and crazy in their dialogue, and so unabashedly simple in their artwork– “good” people are handsome and well-kept, “evil” or “misled” people are ugly and disheveled, for instance– that one can’t help but enjoy them as utter, unabashed propaganda pieces.
Naturally, as an Indie Comics guy, it’s only natural that I would want to subvert this format for the joy and pleasure of promoting independent comics! Namely, the Two Gargoyles line!
Thanks to Mike Rieger’s art and technical expertise, Two Gargoyles has now produced its very own “Garg Tract”– A Litany of Vice. I’m preparing to mass-produce them for promotional purposes. Want one? Watch this space, and I’ll tell you how to get one of your very own!