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Only in Print: Cartoonist Draws His Inspiration From Christ

Christian cartoonist Jonny Hawkins’ most recent book, “Doodle Through God’s Creation for Kids,” helps children draw what he calls “some of God’s greatest masterpieces.” (Photo: courtesy of Jonny Hawkins)

“It’s my form of worship to God,” Jonny Hawkins said, “to use my creativity to bring joy and lift people’s spirits and hopefully bring a smile to their face.”

Since 1986, more than 45,000 of Hawkins’ cartoons have sold to an array of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Reader’s Digest, Parade Magazine, Catholic Herald, Catholic Digest and St. Louis Review, amongst others.

Through Hawkins’ eyes, he believes his cartoons can lift spirits, engage readers and enhance the space in which it exists. Whether it’s expressing humor with a cartoon of a nun in a clothing material aisle as she picks up the “moral fabric” or the idea of “pray per view” in front of a TV screen instead of pay-per-view, Hawkins’ creative expressions, he believes, are a gift given by God to share with others…


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