Much to my surprise, Jesus & Mo won the Riffy Award this year. Many thanks to everyone who voted. You’re the best readers ever.

Discussion (37)¬

  1. Stan Pak says:

    I have read on the WashingtonPost (in the article about this award) that: “The religiously satiric “Jesus and Mo” — which the creator says depicts Jesus but not Mohammed, instead using a “body double” for the Islamic prophet”
    Is this piece of satire too? Hilarious!

  2. Ethan says:


    in one of the early cartoons mo says he is a body double

  3. Intelligent Designer says:

    I prayed you’d win, Author.

    I prayed to a stain on a cardboard box that bore an uncanny resemblance to a levitating, anthropomorphic, plate of cooked pasta.

    Just shows you what the power of prayer can achieve, eh?

  4. Wait – barmaid got a concession? They didn’t resist their own message?

    I feel a little unsteady.

  5. keeyop says:

    No, well done, YOU [author]! Congrats!!!
    and well done, voters… take that, Dilbert.

    At the risk of denigrating the accolade, I gotta’ point out that the runner up, “xkcd” consists largely of [lame] classroom doodles on graph paper…?.
    Maybe I’m missing something.
    …Consider it a sign that the award probably won’t result in a fatwa… Cheers!

  6. Darwin says:

    Gong xi. Gong xi.

  7. kennypo65 says:

    Congrats on the award! This strip is the best.

  8. C Reese says:

    Way to argue like a religious fanatic, steal your opponents winning tactics.

  9. Nassar Ben Houdja says:

    Sitting in a bar with a beer
    Defines patronizing, bar maid my dear
    Now perspicacious
    is a bit pernicious
    But the concept is sort of clear.

  10. truthspeaker says:

    Congratulations on the award!

  11. Nelson Muntz says:

    Ha! Ha!

  12. Daoloth says:

    @Keeyop. You are missing something. Look at XKCD from a few years back. There was some excellent work praising science in a surreal yet warm way
    e.g. http://xkcd.com/21/
    and examples of what R. Monroe can do artistically when he wants to
    e.g. http://xkcd.com/7/
    Give it a try
    I would be interested in what you make of it.

  13. Michael says:

    Congratulations on the well-deserved win!

  14. kev_S says:

    Congrats author! One thing for sure…there will be no shortage of good new material for you in 2011!

  15. archbish says:

    Well done author – much deserved

  16. flea says:

    Felicitations author!
    “Much to my surprise…”: You underestimate the power of prayer.

  17. ronmurp says:

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us…

    No religion? No Jesus and Mo?!#*! Hell No!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on the well-deserved prize! Might I recommend a cartoon about the ridiculous Baroness Warsi at some point?

  19. Necessary Evil says:

    Utterly utterly brilliant, author! To come top is simply brilliant. Jesus’n’Mo will become internationally famous, like Google, and Scotland will become a very dangerous place.

  20. Phillip says:

    Well done, and congratulations.

  21. Jock says:

    Weel done hamebuddy, a richt guid prize tae…

  22. JohnnieCanuck says:

    I take some pride in speaking patronisingly of believers. That’s what happens when all the evidence is on our side.

    Jesus must not have full access to that omniscient skill His Dad is claimed to have. It’s almost as if he were nothing more than a prophet, just as Mo claimed, back in the day.

  23. Steve Jones says:

    Congratulations, author! You leave the God-bothering tediousness of WaPo’s “On Faith” column in your dust!

  24. Neuseline says:

    Congratulations, Author. I am very pleased as I voted for you and got my godless husband and grandchildren to vote as well. One does not want one’s votes to be wasted.

  25. Neuseline says:

    I just clicked on the little man in the red circle in the bottom bar. Very interesting to see where you are being followed, Author. Go forth and spread enlightenment.

  26. agreen says:

    it’s interesting and exciting how, by tiny steps, things seem to be changing, all thanks to efforts like yours, Author (and lots of other smart people who doesn’t just stay arms folded)…lets keep marching!!!

  27. Ketil W.Grevstad says:

    congratulations Author. You are the champion πŸ™‚

  28. IDenyEverything says:

    No surprise you’re Scottish. Greatest small country in the world.
    Yours Aye

  29. hyoid says:

    Nice feather in your cap, Senor Author! Oh, by the by, does the barmaid ever wear a cap?

  30. Daoloth says:

    A response to Baroness Warsi’s drivellings about Islamophobia
    RichardDawkins.net http://bit.ly/dQWI6o
    Why be frightened of a group of people among whom a third want us converted or dead? Bunch of racists that we are..bla..bla..bla

  31. HaggisForBrainsDS7 says:

    Well, It’s taken me since Xmas to catch up from the first J&M, but it’s been well worth it. Fantastic site, with loads of really witty comments, although sometimes I have to read the strip twice to get it, or find the extra meanings. The comments are also very interesting and instructive, leading me to Google many new words and concepts.

    Congratulations on a well-earned win – next year I’ll be voting for you as well!

  32. HaggisForBrainsDS7 says:

    @Author – You’re the best readers ever.

    I hope you’re not patronising us πŸ˜‰

  33. This particular J and M is a dead ringer for BioLogos. It’s been doing the “you patronizing tiny-minded people” all weekend.

  34. Fuckerless says:

    Hey! Who’s this Mohammed Jones dude trying to take credit? πŸ™‚

    Congrats Author!

  35. Brother Daniel says:

    I have to agree with Daoloth’s response to keeyop about xkcd. My first impulse in the riffy vote was to vote for xkcd, which IMO is pure genius.

    (After much soul-searching, I voted for Jesus & Mo instead.)

  36. fenchurch says:

    @ Stan: Jesus is being played by a white guy.


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