Jan Hus burned at the stake in 1415 for believing in the authority of the Bible over that of the Catholic Church. As he was burning, it is believed he said, “Today you will cook a goose,” for Hus means goose in Czech, “but 100 years from now, will come a swan that you will neither catch nor boil!”
102 years after Hus’ declaration, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the doors of the church in Wittenberg, starting the protestant reformation.
Fascinated by his story, I was inspired to draw a 16 page comic, introducing readers to the remarkable life of Martin Luther. Upon finishing this story, I couldn’t help but think what a great book this would make, albeit somewhat small. So, gathering drawings from the previous year, I compiled a collection of caricatures of other great theologians and important figures in the reformation.