Jack Thomas Chick was born on April 13, 1924, and died on October 23, 2016.
He was an American cartoonist and publisher,
Jack was best known for his evangelical fundamentalist Christian “Chick tracts”, which presented his perspective on a variety of theological matters through sequential-art morality plays.
Some of Chick’s views were controversial, as he accused Roman Catholics, Freemasons, Muslims, Jews, and many other groups of murder and conspiracies.
Chick comics have been described by Robert Ito, in the Los Angeles magazine, as “equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing.”
His views have been spread worldwide, mostly through the tracts and now online.
Chick’s company, Chick Publications, says it has sold over 750 million tracts, comics tracts and comic books, videos, books, and posters designed to promote Evangelical Protestantism from a Christian fundamentalist perspective or point of view.
A selection from his work have been translated into more than 100 languages.
He was an Independent Baptist who followed a premillennial dispensationalist view of the End Times.
Jack was a believer in the King James Only movement, which posits that every English translation of the Bible more recent than 1611 promotes heresy or immorality.
Jack Chick died at 92 years old.