Day 14

Sandwich and brimstone

April 9th, 2010

I was sitting on the side of the road taking a break when two plain-dressed women pulled up in their car. They said their school was selling hoagies, but they gave me one for free, along with a copy of the famous Chick Publication "This Was Your Life!", seen in the picture open to my favorite page.


  1. Mom says:

    I thought you liked onions on your hoagies.

  2. Jonathan says:

    Maybe the hoagie itself is protesting onions.

  3. Jeannie O'Donnell says:

    The religion gets more bizarre the further you go west.

  4. Dad of Ben & Ian says:

    Wait . . . whispering is a sin!? How am I supposed to try cases if I can’t whisper into my clients’ ears? This tract discriminates against lawyers. I’m suing.

  5. Jeremy says:

    Jack Chick is a true American oddity. He’s perhaps the most published cartoonist/comic stripper in history (more than Charles Schulz with Peanuts), he’s apparently some sort of billionaire, has a publishing factory near los angeles with like 50 employees, and he’s never been seen or photographed. There’s only grainy photos of him from high school yearbooks.

  6. Steph! says:

    I love Chick Tracts! I have a bunch of them, my favorite being ‘Happy Hour’ (

    I’m trying to attach my favorite panel from that one. We’ll see if it works.

  7. Thomas says:

    Obviously, the sandwiches without onions didn’t sell. Good luck for you! Oh, but no onions. :-(

  8. Dee says:

    I live in the Chicagoland area. I have never heard of Chick tracts. Is it an East coast thing?

  9. Julie from the Sunshine State says:

    As a lifelong resident of the South, I grew up seeing these little booklets. But I never knew a darn thing about them other than I found them alternately hilarious and creepy. I remember seeing the one pictured when I was a teenager. Nice to know that some things never change…I think.

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