Leavings

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[Editor’s note: Please welcome the Rabbit Room’s newest contributor: Jonny Jimison. Jonny has contributed fine works to all three volumes of the Molehill and has just published his first graphic novel, Martin & Marco—you should click here and buy it. I firstmet him (online) after he read my books and sent me some comic book-style illustrations of a scene from The Fiddler’s Gun. Says me to myself: “This is a man of fine tastes and impeccable literary discernment.” We’ve kept in touch ever since, and for the life of me I can’t figure why it’s taken so long to offer him a seat at the table. Welcome, Jonny.]

 

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Jonny Jimison is a talented cartoonist and graphic novelist. In addition to a long history of web-based cartoons, he's the author of Dragon Lord Saga series of graphic novels, including Martin & Marco and The River Fox. Jonny lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida.


13 Comments

  1. Dave Bruno

    Jonny, so glad to have you at RR! And your post really hits home for me – I’ve often described myself as a “restless wanderer on my way home.” Sometimes I wonder if the emphasis should be on “wanderer” or “home.” And I wonder if our lives in eternity will be like in C. S. Lewis’s The Last Battle, where those who go to Aslan’s country keep going “further up and further in.” Or will the Kingdom be primary about rest and staying put.

    Thanks for getting me thinking!

  2. LauraP

    “All who wander are not lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

    When I was younger, it seemed like the Lord had sent me on such an oddly meandering life’s journey. I didn’t see how the disparate threads fit together. But now I’m older and I can better see what He’s been weaving. Much better than anything I could have come up with.

    I like Dave’s question too. Sometimes I think it would be awfully nice to be finally at rest in a place I fully fit and entirely belong.

  3. Peter B

    This is exactly the kind of reminder I need every day. HM 2015 highlighted a growing desire in me for joy and contentment, and you’ve touched on it perfectly here.

    Thank you for stretching us like comics on Silly Putty.

  4. Kim F

    Jonny, this is both beautiful and amazing. Perfectly timed for me at this point of transition in life. Looking forward to what I’m going to, and where we all will be arriving someday.

  5. Kathleen Mahoney

    WELCOME! Welcome ! WELCOME!!
    this is a beautiful illustration and I look forward to more of your contributions Jonny 🙂

  6. Carl Anderson

    This hits me just right. This season I am pondering not the “What’s Next?!?!?,” but the “now.” I’m working through The Will of God as a Way of Life by Jerry Sittser, which is an excellent resource in shaping my perspective to live right here, right now, where God has placed me, trusting that He will direct my wandering ways and fold them into his will.

  7. Jonny Jimison

    Thanks for the love and welcome, folks! I try to live in the hopeful tone of the end of this comic, but it’s so easy so fall back into the despair of the beginning part. Thanks for contributing to the discussion and reminding me of these truths!

  8. Lisa

    Perspective is everything. Thanks for a good reminder that looking back and longing for what you used to have is never as fruitful as looking forward at what is to come, “pressing towards the goal”….

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