Events before this comic are as follows. John the Baptist, the guy who sort of ushered in Jesus as the Messiah (Jesus’ forerunner if you would), has been a big pain in the side of King Herod. So Herod currently had him in jail with no idea of what to do with him. Then this happens.
“On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”
So a pretty young girl kills John the Baptist. There are some political motivations behind it all I’m sure. Anyway. Immediately after this, Jesus tries to get some solitude. Time alone to collect himself and maybe pray and what not. This is pretty important I think. Jesus, the son of God (kind of God himself), is distressed enough at John’s death that he just wants some time alone. If you ever think God doesn’t care about someone who’s died, here’s a pretty good passage that says otherwise.
Unfortunately for Jesus, his celebrity status doesn’t allow him time alone. Entire villages follow him to where he’s going. But instead of bitching and moaning, he just sets about healing the crowd, and teaching them. And eventually feeding them. You see, in the eagerness to get some free healing from the Messiah, most people were too dumb to bring food. But instead of criticizing them, Jesus feeds them all. Jesus. The most patient man ever to have lived.
So I’ve dipped my toes into the streaming pool. If you want to see a really boring video of me drawing this weeks comic. You can go here. I might do this again next week. We’ll see. I couldn’t figure out how to get sound from my computer playing, so there’s no music or anything. Maybe some other time. I don’t blame you if you have no interest in this though. There is a crap tonne of stuff to do on the internet. Watching me slowly draw and color a comic is one the least interesting things you could be doing. =)
Update: You can watch the video of me drawing my comic in hyper speed here. It’s only 7 minutes, so preferable to the actual hour long version. =) And it makes me looks like I can draw super fast. haha.
Thanks for reading,