Posted by on Dec 25, 2010 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Though I’m normally a pretty attentive churchgoer, two things get in the way on Christmas Eve:

1.) You’ve already heard this story, this sermon, and these songs a zillion times before. And even though it’s very important to hear the message yet again, it’s not easy.

2.) The pews are generally packed, often with people you have never seen before, or, even more distractingly, people you haven’t seen in years.

The guy at the bottom is Rev. Gene Finnel. I had really wanted to do a full-portrait. Both of Gene’s hands freeze into an emphatic gesture, fingers spread stiffly wide, and they float around like that for the whole sermon, seemingly unconnected to his body by any arms beneath his voluminous black robe. I would describe the effect as “muppetesque.”

Anyway, Merry Christmas to you all, and be sure to check out my Savage Nobles/Three Wise Men crossover pin-up over at Savage Nobles in the Land of Enchantment!