Without a Name


1 And it came to pass that Ethan was much distressed to find that his comic was without a name and without a title.

2 And it came to pass that Ethan did think, using both his mind and his soul to find the name with which the comic might be named.

3 And lo and behold, that name was delivered to Ethan upon the wings of Angels.

4 And Thus did Ethan name his comic:

Biro Comics/the Book of Ethan Chapter 2

1 And it came to pass that whilst Ethan was toiling upon the face of the paper, upon which he did toil in an effort to bring forth his comics, a voice of reason did speak unto him, saying:

2 Ethan, your toil is not without fruit, the pages that thou hast produced, yea pages that thou hast even pulled from the void of the face of the blank paper, these are good and faithful pages.

3 Yet, heretofore, in thy many, many hours of toil, thou hast brought forth but few pages. Verily thou hast spent many and more hours on each page and the pace at which thou hast produced these pages is frankly like very, very slow.

4 Thy pages look fairly good, this I freely admit, but likewise thou shouldst freely admit that the creation of these pages is very, very, particularly slow.

5 Ethan, the voice continued, shouldst thou wish to complete thy large and many paged story, perhaps thou shouldst seek a more efficient and swift way of producing work. 

6 To this end, I command you to take up thy simple and thy humble biro and to draw short stories. Yea, to pull forth from the blank and deep void of the face of the paper short, simple, unrefined but hopefully worthwhile stories that might be enjoyed, maybe, perhaps, no-promises-though. 

7 Moreover, do these 'Biro Comics', Ethan as I have commanded you, that thou might learn lessons.

8 Yea, do this Ethan and thou shall, maybe, probably, no-promises-though, be blessed with new understanding and confidence to make thy pages with more haste. Amen.


I'm gonna try and to these Biro Comics at least semi-regularly. 

Prophets, Seers, and... erm...

Meet Joseph. Joseph is an exemplary guy, he's got a lot going for him. His résumé speaks for itself:

  1. All American ............................................... Check                                                   
  2. Husband ....................................................... Check, check, check... (etc.)
  3. Father ............................................................ Check
  4. Prophet of the restoration ...................... Check

Even though (as we all know) the world was black and white before, like, the 1960s or something, I've also done a colour rendering of what Joseph's face might have looked like if there had been colour in the 1800s... And if he had been a cartoon.

Many thanks to you all for reading this bibble, and a special thanks to The Society of the History of Prophets, Seers and Regulators for providing the original document of Joseph's 1839 résumé which has been faithfully recreated herein. 

The Book of Ethan Chapter 1

1 In the beginning, Ethan did write, but that which Ethan wrote was without form, lacking pictures, therefore Ethan didst establish a process of drawing. That process Ethan began as it pertained to the new and everlasting comic book that is heretofore untitled.

2 In simpler words, like unto those that even a child might understand, Ethan is making a new comic.

3 The new comic that Ethan is creating shall be about a multitude of stuff and of a multitude of stuff shall Ethan's comic be about. 

4 The enjoyment of man according to the reading of comic books is good in the sight of Ethan, and the creation of comic books for the reading thereof by man, insomuch that it shalt cause joy, is also good in the sight of Ethan. Verily, it is to this end that Ethan worked, doth work, and shall continue to work forevermore until the ends of time.

5 (Roughly 2060 if the current English life expectancy can be trusted.)

"Draw comics, my son, and we shall be ever near thee." Something that ACTUALLY happened to me.

"Draw comics, my son, and we shall be ever near thee." Something that ACTUALLY happened to me.