Jesus of Nazareth used parables (memorable stories that convey a greater meaning) to teach to his apostles and the crowds that gathered to hear him. The Cartoon Gospel of John uses cartoons as "visual parables" to accomplish a similar objective-to bring out the sublime meaning of the Gospel of John in a humorous yet memorable way. Combined with erudite and insightful commentary, this book provides a serious yet concise understanding of the Gospel of John for those beginning a study of the Bible, while also giving some compelling insights and perspectives for those who have studied the Bible for years. The four-color cartoons throughout make this an excellent resource for high school and college religion courses in particular. The authors refrain from an overabundance of technical terms and references to make the book accessible for all readers.
William P. Anderson
William P. Anderson wrote the commentary for the book A Journey Through Christian Theology.Richard L. Diesslin
Rich is a fulltime, freelance cartoonist doing what cartoonists do - mixing humor, topics of interest and silly drawings to create cartoons.
His main focus is on Christian cartooning in the form of cartoon Bible commentary (or visual parable as he likes to call it) as well as religious and theological cartoons. In addition to his Christian cartooning he also does a scouting related cartoon called “Knots” and a general cartoon called “Out to Lunch.”
He also keeps busy on freelance projects such as London's Times Cartoons, U.S. Scouting Service Project, ROK Comics, Leadership Journal and others. He is also available for speaking engagements, lectures, seminars and retreats. His web site is www.the-cartoonist.com and can be reached by email at RLDes@aol.com. Current books include The Cartoon Gospel of John, ACTA, 2004; A Journey Through Christian Theology, Fortress, 2nd Edition 2010, KNOTS Cartoons, DiesslinPress, 2010, and the Cartoon Gospel series (Matthew, Mark and Luke), as well as some others. Rich holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton.