What’s with the name of this blog, you may ask? I just thought the name was catchy and it’s a combination of my two fave things – comic books and Jesus, but not in that order. 🙂 It’s also inspired by Hollywood Jesus, one of the first sites to spotlight the intersection between pop culture and Christianity.
I’m Kris Bather, an Aussie who loves Christ and marvels daily at His grace. I enjoy comic books, reading novels and watching films that stand out from the predictable Hollywood crowd. Dark chocolate, caffeine and exercise are also enjoyable distractions. I was the comics editor for Infuze, an on-line mag, and wrote comics reviews, interviews and articles for 6 years for Broken Frontier. I occasionally write for Christian website Sight. I’m also the co-creator of the now defunct Extra Sequential, a free, on-line comics mag. You can check out all 3 issues here or here.
I co-hosted the weekly ignite Christian radio show on Heritage FM for 5 years, wrote an article for the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book in 2008, and was a finalist at the 2012 Maj Monologues competition at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth. In 2012 I spoke about comics at various panels at Perth’s SwanCon convention, gave a presentation about the topic to the regular meeting of various librarians within the metropolitan area, and successfully participated in the online ScriptFrenzy challenge. In 2013 I entered The Fiction Project with an original short story.
I also had too much fun co-hosting the weekly Extra Sequential podcast from 2010 to 2012, in which we reviewed comics, had the occasional guest, and often went on pop culture ramblings, all the while doing our best to make comics attractive and accessible.