Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I've got a feeling

Every now and then, as an LDS cartoonist, I face a dilemma. Sometimes I think of a good gag that might cross that line of being in good taste and being funny.

Some things are fair game, no questions asked: Scouts/deacons, elders quorums, dating, church basketball, and most missionary stuff involving food.

Other things are a definite no-no. For example, references to most ordinances are taboo -- with the exception of baptism. For example, a gag about the high school quarterback passing the sacrament might be finny, but would probably cross that line of good taste.

So I wasn't entirely sure about this one. Yes, we're all about teaching children how to discern the promptings of the Spirit. But is this nudging that line?

I guess I shouldn't worry -- there are other gags that will be much more likely to get me into more trouble than this one!


  1. I know exactly what you're talking about. And while I can picture your QB comic, I'm pretty sure I'll never see it because you know better then to risk offense.

    I look at it like this: as LDS cartoonists we're poking fun at the Mormon culture and not the LDS faith. When I look at it that way, it makes it easy for me to recognize the line between good taste and bad.

    (For what it's worth, I'd place today's gag on the good taste side of that line.)

    1. Good words of wisdom. I'm also lucky to have a wife/editor who keeps me safely on the light side of the gray areas.