Frank and Ben: Holy Goalers

My name is Jason Bach. I am a Catholic cartoonist. You may have seen my work before---if you've come across a Catholic comic on Facebook at any time in the last year-and-a-half, there's a 90% chance it was one of mine.

Here's a cartoon I made for the upcoming World Cup final, aka the "Battle of the Popes"

See more Catholic comics on my website: Jason Bach Cartoons
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Mother of God

The Second of three images commissioned by the Franciscan Monastery in Washington D.C.


A Tiny Painting

by Jason Peck
8X7, Oil on Gessoed Wood



Based on a page from the Winchester Pontifical also known as the Benedictional of Saint Aethelwold.


Check out this new comic I made!

Let me know what you think!

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It’s on my blog here: http://www.livesofthes.blogspot.com

I have a website here: http://tautkusstudio.com/pb/wp_8bec74cf/wp_8bec74cf.html



Apocalypse Prize, Winners and Contestant Gallery

I had forgotten it was June already! It looks like the winners have been announced for the Apocalypse Prize:

Here is a shortcut to the complete gallery of entries:

Here they highlight and comment on the work of each contestant including Maria Haag, Elizabeth Lemme, and Deacon Lawrence Klimecki that contribute to this blog. Well done, Fellows of the Apocalypse Prize!

Saint Anthony of Padua

One of three icons commissioned by the Franciscan Monastery in Washington D.C.


Saint Ephrem

Pen and Ink on paper


Happy Mother's Day!

                                                                          "Madonna & Child"  © Leo Winstead


Illustration for church Easter booklet

Here's a drawing I did for my church's service booklets for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.


Job posting from Saintly Seasons

I received this email from Sara Montee:

Hello, I am in the process of developing a company called Saintly Seasons which is aimed at helping families to celebrate the Liturgical Year through simplicity, fun, and a little slice of education to round it out.  This company is in the early stages of development, but before I can proceed with other aspects of it, I need to find a good artist who understands what I am trying to achieve.

First, I need a logo for my business:  Saintly Seasons

After that I will be hoping to work with one or more artists to complete pictures of certain saints and feast days throughout the year, done to a certain dimension.  I will need to have these as images saved to my computer in high resolution, jpeg format.

In terms of style, I am looking for something simple, happy, colorful, and with understanding to the spirituality/patronage of the saint or feast day at hand.  I want it to be highly appealing to young children.  Think – coloring book pages already colored. 

If you are interested in working with me on either/both of these projects, please contact Sarah Montee at info@saintlyseasons.com


Happy Easter!

Risen Christ by Giovanni Bellini

Christ is risen, Alleluia!


More Apocalypse Paintings...

Since people have been posting the art they did for the apocalypse prize contest (which I've really enjoyed looking at, by the way) I figured I'd post mine too. Here they are! I wanted to do a sort of juxtaposition between the portrayals of women found in the apocalypse, so the first is the woman standing on the moon with a crown of twelve stars etc. and the second is the harlot on the beast. On the top of both together are the 24 elders.