A super-rare photo of the elusive crypto-cartoonists Jack Chick — above left holding one of his tracts — has been sighted! Christian author Jimmy Akin posted a purported picture of Chick from a Christian newspaper back in February, but the stunning image has just come to light via ComicsComics.
Chick, author of countless religious tract comics, is the subject of much speculation, and a recluse who has not been photographed in 50 years. His existence was previously only verified in this “artist’s concept” by Akin, who met Chick at a Film Premiere.
Chickologist Eric Reynolds helps unearth a photo of Chick from his high school yearbook and awaits confirmation from other scientists in the ComicsComics comment section:
I’m curious to hear from my friend Robert. Very exciting! He looks more like an artist you’d expect to be drawing MAD. Dan Raeburn would have thoughts on all of this.
See also, Akin’s account of meeting Chick, and a long conspiracy theory-fraught discussion in the comment section of his blog.