I’m Charlie Baber. I am a Deacon in The United Methodist Church, and serve as a minister to youth and families, and love leading worship.
As a kid, I was always reading comics and began drawing them for school newspapers. It had been about 10 years since I’d done comics on a regular basis, and had been looking for a way to use historical church figures in a comic that could raise awareness of the past, but not take it too seriously.
While in school at Duke Divinity, I thought I’d do a comic on early church fathers and Catholic saints, but never found the time to figure out how I wanted it to work. Then in Spring of 2013, I thought I could just focus on one or two main characters who would interact with others. If it was set in today’s culture, I could be as anachronistic as I wanted and just ignore time boundaries altogether, so characters who died hundreds of years apart could interact in person (not unlike how you or I interact with brilliant ideas from those who have gone before us).
For better or worse, Wesley Bros just worked out to be the clearest expression of my weird sense of humor combined with stuff I know a lot about.