Jump directly to the Content

Drawn and Quoted

We knew it would be risky-inviting our cartoonists to convene in the a LEADERSHIP offices. For years we have laughed each time a batch of their work arrives in the mail, but what would they be like in person? Would they look like their characters? Even more scary, would they look at us and start doodling? It's intimidating to think you might be the inspiration for a cartoon!

But when sixteen people gathered at our offices last June, we found they were remarkably normal. They had families, ministries, and (occasionally) real jobs. And while the convention was filled with laughter, for them their art is by no means a joke. As you read about these pen-sive personalities, you'll see that humor is both a creative outlet and a ministry to those who live with the tension and stress of church life.

ROB PORTLOCK

Dubbed by his peers as "the dean of LEADERSHIP cartoonists," Rob Portlock began drawing while earning a living as a milkman. Encouraged when his political cartoons were accepted for a local ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe to Christianity Today magazine. Subscribers have full digital access to CT Pastors articles.

Tags:
From Issue:Winter 1994: Preaching
Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Related
Ur Video: Christian Hipster How To
Ur Video: Christian Hipster How To
Skinny jeans, black-rimmed glasses, and faux hawk. Are you ready for Catalyst?
From the Magazine
‘Be Clean’: Jesus and the World of Ritual Impurity
‘Be Clean’: Jesus and the World of Ritual Impurity
These biblical commands rightly remind us about the significance of our bodies.
Editor's Pick
Jesus’ Miracles Showcase More Than His Power. They Reveal His Pastoral Nature.
Jesus’ Miracles Showcase More Than His Power. They Reveal His Pastoral Nature.
Learning from the Good Shepherd’s gentle care.
close