Interview with Tim Baron, Comic Book Artist — Ep. 96

The-Life-and-Times-of-Julius-Destructus-GN-For this episode, Ben interviews Tim Baron, a Christian artist who draws bizarre comic books that feature zombies, monsters, and creatures of all sorts.

In the interview, they explore how faith and art are connected, how stories with monsters can have a divine spark, some of Tim’s inspirations, how his book Julius Destructus went from his brain to the printed page, and advice he has for other Christian artists.

Visit his website to see more of his art and to order his books:

Also, make sure you send us your list of your favorite 10 (or so) characters from sci-fi and fantasy! Anyone who sends us their list will qualify to win a signed copy of Julius Destructus and an original sketch from Tim Baron!



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2 responses to “Interview with Tim Baron, Comic Book Artist — Ep. 96”

  1. Andrew Musser Avatar
    Andrew Musser

    Nice interview. I particularly liked Tim’s commentary on the general mediocrity of Christian produced media and/or arts these days as that’s something that’s been weighing on my mind quite a bit lately. I realize not everything, indeed most things can be on the level a Bach concerto or a Michelangelo painting but to walk in a Christian themed store and be nearly overwhelmed by the level of kitsch is really depressing.

    1. Ben Avatar

      My one counter to that is that most of what you find there is not meant to be “art” so much as it’s meant to be “feel good decor.” There are still some very artful books being written. But Christian bookstores are less about books (this is not just Christian bookstores, this is ANY bookstore) and more about gifts. The current state of Christian bookstores is that, basically, it’s a dying animal. Amazon and Wal-Mart have killed it.

      So you are walking into a Hallmark store with more Bible verses more than a bookstore.

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