Paul Cox Illustration

Post Tenebras Lux: A Reformation Comic

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Jan Hus burned at the stake in 1415 for believing in the authority of the Bible over that of the Catholic Church. As he was burning at the stake, it is believed he said, “Today you will cook a goose,” for Hus means “goose” in Czech, “but 100 years from now, will come a swan that you will neither catch nor boil!” 102 years after Hus’ declaration, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the doors of the church in Wittenberg, starting the protestant reformation.

Fascinated by his story, I was inspired to draw a 16 page comic, introducing readers to the remarkable life of Martin Luther. Upon finishing this story, I couldn’t help but think what a great book this would make, albeit somewhat small. So, gathering drawings from the previous year, I compiled a collection of charicatures of other great theologians and important figures in the reformation. When printed, this 70+ page book will feature:

1) An introduction to the comic with explanations of the symbolism throughout the story.

2) The 16 page fully inked comic about Martin Luther.

3) 27 ink drawings, each accompanied by a brief bio of important figures from the Protestant Reformation and Reformed Theologians.

To find out more information on how you can support this project, please visit my Kickstarter page.

As of November 7, 2016, I am 1/3 of the way to meeting my goal, with only 8 days left in the campain. If my goal is not met, the book, T-shirts, and posters will not be printed. If you are unable to pledge your support, but have been inspired by this project, please consider sharing the Kickstarter page with your friends! Thanks!


Paul Cox

Paul works full-time as a freelance illustrator from his home in southern Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and 4 children. He is the creator of the webcomic, "Dad vs Nature," at

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