School of Communication
Visual Communication Arts
Primary Subject Area
Design and Decorative Arts
Graphic Design, Character Design, Graphic Novel
Graphic Design | Illustration
Cupp, Mark H., "Graphic Evangelism" (2013). Senior Honors Theses. 386.
This thesis explores the use of mainstream graphic novels as a means of Christian evangelism. Though not exclusively Christian, the graphic novel, The Beast Within, will educate its target audience by using attractive illustrations, relatable issues, and understandable morals in a fictional, biblically inspired story. This thesis will include character designs, artwork, chapter summaries, and a single chapter of a self-written, self-illustrated graphic novel along with a short summary of Christian references and symbols. The novel will follow six half-human, half-animal warriors on their adventure to restore the balance of their world, which has been disrupted by a powerful enemy.