Sibling Rivalry in Reverse


Have you ever looked at two siblings and wondered how they could have possibly hatched from the same parents? My two brothers and I are all vastly different, in physical characteristics (one brother is 6’2′, while I’m a paltry 5’2″ Yes. I feel cheated!) as well as our varying temperaments. Yet, we are still very much connected. One of my brothers started a publishing company, tintopress due to his love of comics and graphic novels. I, on the other hand, have never been a big fan of sci-fi or comics. But if I’m intellectually honest, along the way he has passed comic books to me that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Recently, he shared a comic that he published which I felt compelled to write about. My review is written from a Catholic world view which probably doesn’t perfectly align with his viewpoint, but that’s ok. We’ve touched on common ground. It’s a big deal for me when our worlds meet up. Praise God for our unique differences and those things that unite!

I submitted the essay to a blog for Catholics about all things super heros and comics, Excelsior! It’s a great site. Check it out. They posted it this morning, so it’s fresh off the internet presses. 

Shameless plug alert: The comic is “An Introduction to Alcohol,” by Karl Christian Krumpholz and sells for $4.99 on tintopress.  The book is an amazing, unflinching look into the truth of a dysfunctional upbringing. It is a wonderful real-life portrayal of the effects of sin on future generations. It’s definitely not written for kids but is an eye-opening read for adults who enjoy pondering theological issues like original sin and our fallen human nature.

Divergent as my brother’s and my interests and personalities may be, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m proud of him. 

Here’s the link to the essay I wrote. Enjoy!

Sins of the Father: A Review of “An Introduction to Alchohol”

*Photo by juan pablo rodriguez on Unsplash


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