Brad Neely’s Sodom and Gomorrah

SodomandgomorrahBrad Neely is a comic book artist from Texas who has been quietly drawing away for about 10 years but recently gained a little more prominence as a result of his hilarious alternative narration to “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. (Search YouTube for Wizard People)

However, Brad has also produced a powerful comic book retelling of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (linked below), complete with hunky (male) angels, a tellingly debauched city and a very ornate pillar of salt. I saw this a few weeks ago and have been wondering whether to post about it. Why? Well Brad’s style won’t be to everyone’s taste – if you’re not highly amused by SouthPark, move on now, especially if you become agitated by frequent use of the “f’ word, which Brad clearly is not. You will need to click to confirm that you’re over 18.

But (notwithstanding some of the language) I found Brad Neely’s retelling of this strange story in the formation of God’s people somehow made it come alive in a way that I had not encountered before. We too easily read into it a slushy, slightly sanitised view of the behaviour of the people of Sodom & Gomorrah – clearly not the view that God had. And what might have been Lot’s family’s reaction to his wife turning into rocksalt?

Find out at Professor Brothers – Bible History #1. You have been warned – this is no Sunday School story. And I’m not talking about the language.

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4 Responses to Brad Neely’s Sodom and Gomorrah

  1. Jon Jolly says:

    Hi Tim,
    Thanks for deciding to post the link, I agree that this is a fresh and interesting take on the story.

  2. Tim Abbott says:

    Jon – Thanks. It makes me wonder what might come out if we more readily let young people from outside the church take on bible stories without any preconceived ideas from us. Could be hilarious, totally off beam or, like Brad’s offering on the Sodom & Gomorrah story, inspired.

  3. Tim Abbott says:

    Jon – Thanks. It makes me wonder what might come out if we more readily let young people from outside the church take on bible stories without any preconceived ideas from us. Could be hilarious, totally off beam or, like Brad’s offering on the Sodom & Gomorrah story, inspired.

  4. sally says:

    not to mention challenging!!!

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