NEW NOSEGO MURAL IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
Philadelphia based artist Yis Goodwin (Nosego) left his mark in Fort Wayne Indiana with his new mural. Nosego’s creatures belong in a land of their own with their playful disconnections and colorful explosive parts.
There should be a Nosego Version Candyland …I’m just saying.
If I can’t have that - then perhaps I can just drool over this miniature hand painted mural on the side of a miniature comic book store that just went up on his site.
so bummed I couldn’t be there to see this go down.
Batman by Charles Burns
Joker by Tim Sale
The World’s Largest Christian TV Network Has a Lot to Hide
Trinity Broadcasting Network (or TBN) is the largest Christian TV network in the world. Its shows are currently available in 95 percent of American homes.
TBN has its headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, in the modest building you see above. The network offers free tours to the public, so I headed down to check it out.
This guy (above, right) was the tour guide for my group, which was made up of me and a visiting Boy Scout troop. I’m not sure if he was new or something, but he left A LOT of the company’s history out of his tour, so I’ll be filling in some gaps for him as I go.
Our tour began in the grand entrance hall. As we walked through, the tour guide explained to us that TBN was started in the early 70s by married couple Jan and Paul Crouch in an effort to spread Christianity to as many people as they could.
What he failed to mention is the church’s reliance on what’s known as “prosperity gospel.”
If you’re not familiar, prosperity gospel is a system in which you’re told that the more money you give to the Lord, the more blessings the Lord will give to you in return. In this instance, “the Lord” refers to “Trinity Broadcasting Network.”
They gather these donations by holding telethons in which they promise viewers miracles in exchange for donating money to TBN. And being poor isn’t a problem: The network tells viewers that God especially likes it when people who are poor or in debt donate money they can’t afford. ”He’ll give you thousands, hundreds of thousands; he’ll give millions and billions of dollars,” Paul Crouch once told his viewers, according to the LA Times.
The company is reported to bring in tens of millions of dollars in tax-free donations annually. It is unclear if God held up his end of the bargain to those who donated.
Next, we were taken around a small museum area that featured various old copies of the Bible, some of which were more than 100 years old.
Original page by Basil Wolverton from “Dining Etiquette Quiz” in MAD magazine #29, published by EC Comics, September 1956.
The Displeased Bat
Batman Vol. 1 #429 (January 1989)
"A Death In The Family, Part IV"
Art by Jim Aparo & Mike DeCarlo