Dick Hafer (comics)

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Dick Hafer (July 20, 1937 – July 5, 2003)[1] was an American comics artist. He is best known for his Christian and conservative comics with strong political and anti-extramarital sexuality views.

Hafer wrote about 70 comics. Although he is known most for his controversial political comics, Hafer covered a wide variety of topics: from church life (Church Chuckles[2]), to model railroads (Sometimes You Gotta Compromise: A Light-Hearted Look at Model Railroading--And Model Railroaders[3]), to dog ownership (So You Want a Dog: Questionable Answers to Your Questions About Doggie Ownership[4]).

Hafer is best known for his conservative social and religious views. One of his most controversial comics was the 1986 anti-homosexual comic Homosexuality: Legitimate, Alternative Deathstyle.[5] One of his best selling works was I Know That We're a Throw-Away Society, but This is Ridiculous!, an anti-abortion pamphlet published 1988. He also specifically targeted politicians of the Democratic Party: he parodied Ted Kennedy in Every Family Has One: Little Black Sheep (1982), and Michael Dukakis in Magical Mike (1988).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gizzi, John (2003). "Death of the "Comics Commando"". Human Events. Archived from the original on 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Church Chuckles". Amazon.com. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Sometimes You Gotta Compromise: A Light-Hearted Look at Model Railroading-- And Model Railroaders". Amazon.com. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  4. ^ "So You Want a Dog: Questionable Answers to Your Questions About Doggie Ownership". Amazon.com. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  5. ^ Bizarre anti-gay comic book from 1980s on Boing Boing

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