Showing posts with label Apologetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apologetics. Show all posts

Sunday, September 10, 2023

It's Iimi! The Battle of All Mothers

 As Iimi copes with attending a different high school, her sister, Paula, and their friends race to find evidence to exonerate her. Meanwhile, the parents' group realizes that talking among themselves is insufficient, and now is the time to act. It will be… The Battle of All Mothers

(I decided to release this comic a day early. While the title and image have nothing to do with the events of 9/11/2001, I did worry that the scene of destruction on the cover and title might lead people to think it was insensitive to release it on the day of the memorial.)

Post-Comic Notes:

Some Artwork in this comic was AI-generated through NightCafe. I'm not planning to make a habit of this. But the semi-distorted (you should have seen the ones I deleted) appearance fits in with Iimi being in a new school that is alien to her.

 The title is derived from the first Kuwait war in 1991. Saddam Hussein promised the "mother of all battles" (ام المعاركumm al-ma'ārik) if the Allies attempted to invade.

 An embarrassing note: I discovered one outfit for characters in ComiPo had an inappropriate logo for a Christian-themed comic. I probably never noticed it before because I never used it on a significant supporting character. I blurred it out in this comic and changed the outfit for future appearances of the character.

 So, my apologies to anyone who may have noticed it previously. It was unintentional.

Monday, May 1, 2023

It’s Iimi! Guilty As Charged

In the club period, Lilavati asks a question based on an anti-Catholic stereotype Saul told her about confession. Mike has his own question about the harmfulness of guilt. Iimi and her friends need to show why it’s neither wrong nor harmful to realize you’re GUILTY AS CHARGED…

Monday, April 24, 2023

It’s Iimi! Coffee Clash II: Electric Boogaloo

Returning from the mystagogia lessons of RCIA and waiting for the next bus, Iimi and Kismetta have another encounter at the coffee shop with Najiyah. Only this time, she’s joined by Assistant Imam Salah Hamdan.


Pre-Comic Notes

If you are wondering about the title, the phrase is often mockingly used for an unwanted and unnecessary sequel. The origin is the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo… which was an unwanted and unnecessary sequel to a mediocre breakdancing movie.

Post-Comic Notes

If you forgot what “Lesson One” means, this is Peter Kreeft’s term for Socrates’ “realizing that you are ignorant about something.” You need to understand that you’re ignorant before you can start to learn about it (“Lesson Two.”) It’s discussed in Issue 27.

With the Assistant Imam, Salah Hamdan, you need to realize he’s educated, but he’s also young, lacking the experience of the Imam or Ibtihaj. He’s not intended to be a cardboard cutout villain. 

The arguments used by Salah in this comic are arguments actual Muslims have used.