Caricatures of Adventists

It’s always amazing which one finds on the internet. Thank God it never ceases to be fascinating. Here is one blog that one cartoonist who make caraciatures of prominent Seventh Day Adventists. In Spectrum magazine (actually the blog version), the anonymous cartoonist had something insightful to say when he was asked this particular question:

Q: What is the purpose of your caricatures? What do you hope to accomplish by posting them on your blog?

A: Sometimes I get the feeling that Adventism takes itself way too seriously. If we’re not busy keeping the law, we’re noting how others break it.

And if we’re not concerned with legalism, we’re busy getting ready for that great waking up morning. And if not that, then perhaps trying to increase tithe giving and membership and evangelistic efforts and on and on. But in the process, we don’t seem to be giving “fun” a fair shake, a lot of the time. I want to give levity a voice. And frankly, the Give & Take page of the Adventist Review doesn’t always get the job done for me. Besides all that, I need some sort of artistic outlet or I drive my poor spouse nuts!

For us former WCGers and XCGers this sounds all too familiar doesn’t it? I am surprised that no one has yet done caraciature drawings yet of XCGers—former and present. Actually, I am planning at some stage to do one later on this year. I won’t tell you who the person is—I want to pleasantly surprise you. For those who want to read the Spectrum article , read it here  and his blogsite at  and enjoy!


6 thoughts on “Caricatures of Adventists

  1. Is that supposed to be Bacchiocchi?

    I attended an Adventist Forum when I lived in New York, and the Adventist Forums put out Spectrum. I enjoyed it because I actually got some intellectual stimulation out of it, plus the people were nice. But it was mostly liberal, on all sorts of fronts.

  2. Hey there,

    This is the anonymous Adventist artist doing my thing to bring a little fun into Adventism. The image above is supposed to be Samuele Bacchiocchi, who famously infiltrated the Vatican to spy on Catholicism on behalf of the Adventist church…or something to that affect.

    The “Something Cum Laude” is of course a reference to Bacchiocchi’s confrontation with reps from the Catholic church over whether he graduated summa cum laude or magna cum laude from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

    Many more Adventist exaggerations and distortions over at, by the way.

    (Thanks for the mention)

  3. There was some brief caricaturing in the early days of John Trechak’s “Ambassador Review”, which later morphed into Ambassador Report. Cartoons were produced by an AC alumnus who had been a cartoonist, and they were done under the pen name “Morris Robinson”. One was uproariouly funny, and portrayed GTA punching flying Bibles by the Egret Fountain, the Bible being open to Paul’s epistles to Timothy, and GTA punching the pages which listed the qualifications for a Bishop. Down in the grass was a sign which read “1975 has been cancelled due to lack of interest”.

    There was also a cartoon of Herman Hoeh pedalling HWA on a bicycle built for two, a rag tied around the back tire to seal a leak. HWA was demanding a better vehicle for the “gun lap”.

    It would have been nice if more of this had been done, but there were relatively few cartoonists in WCG.


  4. Can’t help noting the artist is “anonymous.”

    I put my name on my blog — and received a couple of long sit-down sessions with the UCG Pastor for things I wrote. (Even for a church picnic.)

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