A long, long time ago, on a blog far away, a Catholic writer wrestled between the urge to stay relevant with sneers and jeers toward his fellow Catholics and the good humor of the Holy Gospel. Briefly a “public Catholic” with my face beside a byline on New Advent several times a week, I came to realize that I might as well have submitted the headshot of an orc, for like many others in Catholic media and the public life of our Church, that is what I had become.

Handsome, ain’t I?

After taking some time away from blogging and refocusing my spirituality on joy and gratitude — with which I still struggle greatly — I sought out a way to communicate my thoughts, pass along the gospel, and make people laugh. Inspired by the work of Catholic cartoonist, Jason Bach, I tried my hand at doodling out my thoughts.

Cartooning is artistic, expressive, relatable, and to-the-point. It’s naturally given to humor and joy. It reminds people of childhood Sunday mornings with the comic section before Mass. Cartooning called out to me as a means of expressing myself without tomes of bitter ranting.

If only I were better at it!

When I launched Thy Geekdom Come on October 21, 2015 — Back to the Future Day — I began a long journey in perfecting my hobby. I’m still far from finished with that adventure, but I’m happy to share with you the hundreds of comics I’ve drawn in the process and I hope you’ll enjoy reading them.

Micah Murphy