Jason, who had been drawing comics for as long as he could remember, realized he was onto something, and that if he drew it, people would come. Incredulous at the response, Jason launched a new website to showcase his original comics. Explaining how it all happened, Jason says:
“This made me think that maybe there was an under-served niche for more Catholic cartoons. So I put together a few more and people keep reading them so I keep making them! Not my plan but it seems to be working out well!”
There’s no computer animation in Bach’s sketches. The work is done by hand, the old-fashioned way.
“I draw my cartoons on Bristol board with a sable brush and India ink,” Jason explains.
“I use a technical pen for the frames, word bubbles, and dialogue. I have a calligraphy nib for odds and ends. Sometimes I’ll shade or color the strip in Photoshop, and if I’m feeling really adventurous I’ll try my hand at watercolor. Very low tech but I like it that way.”
Jason’s only professional training was an art class in high school. He earned a bachelor of arts in Spanish at Oregon State University, then pursued a Master’s of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.
Visit his website for more creative Catholic comics.