The devoted father of the Puddles and main character of TGC, Thaddeus supports his family as a Catholic youth minister and theology teacher. He also works a million side jobs because, well, his main income is as a youth minister and theology teacher. In his free time, Thaddeus enjoys making terrible puns, opining on theology, and playing with his kids.
Fun fact: Thaddeus Puddle is named for one of the artist’s great-greats, Tadeusz Kałuza.
GWEN robles Puddle
The exceedingly patient wife and mother of six, almost perpetually pregnant Gwen works from home while homeschooling all the kids, dancing barefoot in the kitchen, and basically being Superwoman.
Fun fact: Gwen’s hair is extremely curly, as is the artist’s wife’s hair.
Once named “the Ron Swanson of Catholicism,” Thaddeus’ rad trad brother, Traddeus is a satirical character responsible for caricaturing many outlandish positions among his social tribe. In his free time, Traddeus enjoys calling random people heretics, referring to the pope by his last name, and flipping through the decoration tips in Mom’s Basement Magazine.
Fun fact: Traddeus was meant to be a single-use character and instantly became a fan favorite.
Thaddeus’ and Gwen’s oldest son, Roman — a nickname for Linus Cletus Clement Sixtus Cornelius Cyprian Lawrence Chrysogonus — is every bit the awkward and derpy son you’d expect to have been raised with that Catholic a name.
Fun fact: Roman’s nose has changed shape repeatedly. But don’t mention it. He’s really self-conscious.
The oldest girl of the Puddle family, Abby is a sporty, snarky child with a fun-seeking attitude and a deep, abiding love for bacon.
Fun fact: Abby is a daddy’s girl.
The older of the Puddle’s middle children, Lolek’s innocence hides his mad genius — early comics revealed him as an inventor with a jetpack in his room. Lolek is the smartest of all the Puddles, though sometimes he lacks in common sense.
Fun fact: Named in honor of St. John Paul II, whose childhood nickname was Lolek.
The younger of the middle Puddle children, Lucy is usually playing somewhere off-panel, but shows up when she’s needed to make a scene.
Fun fact: Lucy has curly hair like her mother’s.
LejeUne MARIE puddle
The youngest of the living Puddle children, Lejeune was introduced in 2020 after the artist and his wife lost their daughter, Margaret, to Down Syndrome at birth. She is named in honor of Servant of God Jerome Lejeune, the scientist responsible for identifying the genetic cause of Down Syndrome.
Fun fact: 10% of all TGC’s take-home revenue goes to the Jerome Lejeune Foundation in honor of baby Margaret.
Lejeune’s twin brother, expected in the comics but never born, was stillborn, representing the other half of the artist’s pain in losing his daughter, Margaret. This storyline was kept out of the comics because it was too painful to include, but his inclusion here explains the twin’s seeming disappearance.
A cartoonist of mediocre talent equipped with cleverly painful puns, Micah is the Catholic mind and heart behind Thy Geekdom Come. As a geek extraordinaire, he enjoys several fandoms — most of all the Enderverse — but seeks first the Geekdom, a fascination with all the things of God and gospel.
Micah enjoys theology, Latin, a few sci-fi television shows, classic Twilight Zone, and tries to stay away from politics. He lives in rural Louisiana with his wife, Jennie, and their many kids.
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