Thy Geekdom Come is a comic strip about Thaddeus Puddle, his family, his friends, their misadventures and terrible puns. The strip is heavily influenced by the observations of its artist, Micah Murphy, through the lens of his Catholic faith, his training in theology, philosophy, and education, and his experience as a teacher.
Thaddeus Puddle was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, attended seminary, but graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in … whatever the comic needs him to have a degree in for a particular plot line. He married Gwen Robles; they have 5 kids. Thaddeus is extremely book-smart and witty with devilishly good looks (on this, he deviates from his creator). He has a love of puns. However, he’s also sometimes an idiot. It’s really just all whatever serves the comic. Thaddeus is named for Micah Murphy‘s ancestor, Thaddeusz Kałuza.
Gwen Puddle (maiden name: Robles) was born in Atchafalaya, Louisiana, grew up Catholic, and fell in love with Thaddeus Puddle at their alma mater, Franciscan University of Steubenville. She’s gorgeous and silly, smart enough to keep up with Thaddeus, but doesn’t let on nearly as much as he does.
Linus Cletus Clement Sixtus Cornelius Cyprian Lawrence Chrysogonus “Roman Canon” Puddle was born in rural Louisiana and is the oldest of the Puddle children. For the sake of brevity, he goes by Roman. Because the name Linus was already taken by an adolescent male cartoon character.
Micah Murphy was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he built crummy snow forts in the winter and went swimming almost every day in the summer. Growing up with a passion for art and architecture, Micah later developed a passion for Latin that led him deeper into the liturgical traditions of the Church. After a brief stint as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha, he went on to Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he first met his online love, Jennie. They are now married with 5 children, living in rural Louisiana. Quite a bit of their life is now expressed in comic form.