Holy Week starts in two weeks. It’s hard to believe that this will be my fourth Holy Week at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, MN. We follow the Narrative Lectionary at Easter, and my first Holy Week we preached from John.
That was a special moment for me. It was during that preaching series that I started illustrating the stories in a graphic novel style. A retired pastor came up to me after one service and said, “Pastor Steve, you need to put these into a book.”
That’s when it started. Since then, I have illustrated Matthew and Mark completely and am currently working on Luke. I’ve finished all the Narrative Lectionary sections of Luke and will draw the remaining pages over the summer.
Now, four years later, I am able to pull all of these illustrations together and look at each Gospel’s presentation of Holy Week in one place.
I invite you to visit A Cartoonist’s Guide to Holy Week and take some time exploring all the pages. Meditate on the four versions of the story. What are common elements? What is unique about each one? What does it mean?
Click the image to begin exploring!