Here’s the answer to my last post, ‘Gen-Xer loves numbers duty’. When I was teaching Sunday school at Third Church I thought it would be cute to draw some cartoons to help students memorize stuff—in this case, the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. I couldn’t quite make it work. Although ‘Gen-Xer’ was perfect for the first 2 books, my students were 12-16 years old so Generation X was ancient history for them and ‘Gen-Xer’ wasn’t any part of their language. I tried another one with a character named General X, but the x’s on his uniform recalled swastikas and lent an unfortunate sinister quality to what ought to have been a light-hearted image.
Here’s another one to help remember the books by the major prophets: ‘Is Jeremiah’s lament easy dancing?’ I’ve drawn Jeremiah as a frog, but the Three Dog Night song is more ancient history. Again, it kinda sorta works, but not well enough to pursue beyond a sketch. The books are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel.