Jeet Heer does a much more thorough obit than I could ever manage. I am grateful that I was raised in Unity Truth, a very benevolent system of belief. When I was hammered with the concept of Hell I also encountered the concept of religion as Evil. Terrific subject for art, terrible force for morality. Thought Chick books were beyond creepy and agree that a lot of the attraction had to be the retro-‘4os style drawing.