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About jonbirch

animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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  1. sarah says:

    Hey Guys, Not a comment on the strip – but just watched Rowan Williams’ New Year message.

    What a good bloke. It’ll be on youtube shortly – do listen.

    Happy St Sylvester’s Day everyone x

    Sas x

  2. jonbirch says:

    cheers sas, thanks for the tip off!
    have to check out st sylvester tomorrow as am off out now. happy new year all! :-)

  3. Hey,
    Happy New Year from the States!
    Love this site & your art, Jon.
    Thanks for showing this to be true…

    “Art is the reflection of God’s creativity, an evidence that we are made in the image of God.
    -Francis Schaeffer

    ( | o )=====:::

  4. Carole says:

    Me? Definitely the internet. An addiction. And food. Suppose I should do something about them but both are so deeply ingrained in life, it’s hard.

  5. sarah says:

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    May you find peace and give it to others.

    Blessings to you,

    Sarah xxx

  6. jonbirch says:

    happy new year ( | o )=====:::! we’re a bit ahead of you here. thanks for your input and reflections in 2007, look forward to continued relating in 2008… if you ever visit the uk you can be sure that there are places where you are more than welcome to stay. great getiing to know you a bit.

    sas, carole et al… thanks for all you’ve brought to asbo. you are treasured! : -)


  7. I know it would’ve been against the whol message of the comic, but including something nonsensical (like an ant or a biro or a garbage can) in those images would’ve taken the strip into a post-modernist direction (and make it funny in my expert opinion)

  8. subo says:

    Happy New Year everyone,

    good to see both football and church alongside each other competing for idolisation.

    where does ispiration cross over into idolatry?


  9. Robb says:

    What was it that Axl had on his T-shirt?

  10. jonbirch says:

    oso… there is an ant in the bottom right hand corner of the cartoon. it’s just too small to see with the naked eye.

    it’s a matter of worship isn’t it su? where you place your trust, your loyalty etc. and maybe it’s about where you place your hope for salvation… in the bible or in christ, in fitness regimes or in grace.

  11. Laura says:

    Can we only choose one? I kinda like the guy in the speedos, playing football and driving the sports car…

    Is that too much ya think? ;-)

  12. Jon, it’s great that you give us a place to share the view of the journey. On our next trip to the UK we would definitely look you up!
    You have the same offer if you’re ever here in The OC!

    ( | o )=====:::

  13. Tom C says:

    I’ve always been more than a little uncomfortable with the way much of American Christianity seems to idolise the US flag. I wonder how Jesus feels about ‘the pledge of alliegence’, What if more energy was spent pledging alliegence to the cross and what it represents, to Christ and the work he calls us to. Just a thought from an Englishman in New York

  14. Are we allowed to pick more than one?!!

  15. jonbirch says:

    hahaha! there’s a couple of faves of mine in there too. guess which ones! :-)

  16. jonbirch says:

    hey tomc. yeh, the flag’s a funny one. i’ve had more complaints about my use of the american flag on this site than most other things i think.

  17. sarah says:

    So there with Tom C and the flag thing.

    Being definitely post-Empire I think we can see now that the country and God’s Kingdom are two different things.

    But we were like that once.

    Sas x

  18. ron says:

    I notice the Bible in there. How very insightful.

  19. jonbirch says:

    thanks ron… i do believe the bible can very easily become an idol for people. thanks for noticing. :-)

  20. ron says:

    I left a link to your site from my blogspot one. It might not give you much of a boost, but I am definitely going to spread the word about your stuff.

  21. jonbirch says:

    very much appreciated! :-)

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