Thinking Out Loud

August 3, 2012

Illustrated Ray Comfort Text is a Labor of Love

2016 update: Sadly the website referenced here no longer exists.

So despite everything I wrote here yesterday about posting cartoons and comics on the blog, I’m forging ahead with this one, largely because illustrator Richard Gunther seems to actually want his material to be viewed by as many people as possible.

What you see above is actually page 16 (the middle page) of Why Trials written by Ray Comfort at the blog .  You can see the panels in the correct order by following this link, or if you’d rather browse the whole blog click the first link and then scroll down to the posts for July 30thTake a few minutes to do this, you might find you want to send this to someone you know. (You can also click the image.) Or perhaps you yourself are facing trials, spiritual attacks, anxiety or simply find yourself in a ‘desert’ season in life. Click the image to read Why Trials.

Note: If a keyword search online brought you here and you’re not sure why, the post tags for today are all taken from the 32 cartoon pages. Click here to see it in its entirety.

About the artist: New Zealand writer and illustrator Richard Gunther is the author of dozens of children’s books.  He is perhaps best known for his provocative cartoons about God, the Bible and the Christian life. He provides daily cartoons for the blog site of evangelist Ray Comfort. Over the years Richard has produced a mountain of free Christian material for people to use. He has the desire to make Jesus Christ known in all the world because Jesus is the source of life.


  1. Hi Paul, thanks for showcasing Richard’s cartoons. He really is unusual in the sense that he is not concerned about copyright and protecting his rights etc. He just wants Jesus Christ to be magnified. There is a link to the series that you have talked about

    Grace and peace to you.

    Your blog is a good read.


    Comment by Craig Bell — August 3, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    • Hi Craig,

      Thanks. Not sure how the pages manage to come up in the right order, given the limitations of blog formats, but they do! I’ve updated the piece here to give the Why Trials panels prominence.

      Be sure to pass on our thanks to Richard.

      We had dinner this week here in Canada with a couple who are in process of moving from the south island of NZ to the north island. I guess they’re taking the long route. The world keeps getting smaller.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — August 3, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

  2. website cannot be accessed.

    Comment by Ho Tong Cheun — August 30, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    • Well… this is a 4-year old blog post, so I guess that’s to be expected. I’ve posted an update at the beginning of the article.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — August 30, 2016 @ 8:06 pm

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