Mike Marshall is an amazing artist and illustrator who sports a fantastic mustache. He's currently working on a project that is mind blowing even in it's infancy: an illustrated series of the Martyrdom of Polycarp. The illustration work is incredible.
Mike's style evokes so much emotion and drama. Even these few early pieces transport me to the space in my imagination that I've always stored the stories of the early Church from when I was young. These images tap into my childlike wonder at the hero figures of the new testament and their willingness to give it all for the faith. I can't wait to see the completed series, and we'll definitely give you an update when it's up. In the meantime, you can check out his smooth jazz rendition of O Come O Come Emmanuel here because yes, Mike also plays guitar in a band. Some people are just good at everything.
I’ve felt like a permanent outsider since the day I was dropped off at Forestwood Middle School after being homeschooled by a Catholic charismatic theologian. I’ll spare you the details, but I’ll just say this. It sucks being the one kid at the table who doesn’t understand the rules of football and gets laughed at every time you try and ask a question.