Sunflower Skins

October 13, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, pt. XXVII: What Is Love? Daddy Don’t Hurt Me (No More)


“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” (Ps. 126:5)

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September 1, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, pt. XXI: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, or Nothing…


Click here for our outtakes, and here for pt. XX, “Tempting Faith”!

July 21, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, pt. XX: Tempting Faith


“For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.” (Heb. 2:18)

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We’re excited to announce that for August we’ll be taking a break from Bible Promises to put together the first 20 comics and outtakes into a book! Don’t worry, though, we’ll be back here in September with all new adventures, and in the meantime Guam will continue posting daily extras on Tumblr,

June 5, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, Pt. XIII.V: The Exodus

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Mid-week update!

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June 2, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, Pt. XIII: Cross Examination


“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1)

“The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.” (Psalms 121:7)

Click here for Pt. XII!

May 26, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, Pt. XII: A Crisis of Identity, or quaquaquaquackery


“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:13)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7)

“Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.” (Ps. 50:15)

“I will dwell in the midst of thee.” (Zech. 2:11)

“To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna.” (Rev. 2:17)

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May 19, 2013

Guam’s Bible Promises, Pt. XI: A Crisis of Faith, or quaquaquaqua


“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:13)

“The desire of the righteous shall be granted.” (Prov. 10:24)

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for he is faithful that promised.)” (Heb. 10:23)

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” (Acts 1:8)

“Great is thy faithfulness.” (Lam 3:23)

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Father Who?

May 5, 2013

Guam’s Behemoth’s Bible Promises, Pt. IX: The Origin of Reason


“He that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.” (I John 5:18)

“For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” (Prov. 3:26)

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Eph 6:16)

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October 12, 2008

Hulga’s Gift

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Hulga the Angel descends in the dark.
Her stump leg scrapes the ground. She knows full well
Her presence brings no peace nor chastity.
Not here, not anymore. Because I am
Re-stitching this dress, pulling out the seam.
For each knot I tie, the tighter will be
My new skin, adjusted by the years
To fit over new curves, new bones, break new hearts.
Let down the hem, iron out the creases:
This chocolate silk dress is yours. I made it
For you. Time only makes my blood run cold
And memory gets richer with heat, with want.

Hulga points to a violin player.
She says, “Maybe this was the only man
You ever really loved. And even then
It was only your desire you loved.”
It is more than just her name that is ugly.
It is my shame, my lust, that in itself
Makes my identity, summer after
Summer. Put on my dress, cut by a bow.
Measure my life against the day we met.

There will always be death in this body.
Hold it close, embrace wounded memory.
Truth is embedded in divine flesh. Yours.
I will hear your music for my whole life
And I will remember your tenderness,
Part of me forever, like a stump leg.
If you see me haunting your dreams, or don’t,
Whether you can or cannot forget me;
I will wear this dress with everything
I ever wanted in you or in him.

Hulga points to a reveling sinner.
She says, “Maybe this was the only man
You ever really wanted. Even still
It was only yourself that you needed.”

July 28, 2008

A Moral Duty

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No one knows anymore for whom to pray;
Or to, or why, or give me reason, how
To accept what you’re fighting against now
Because it’s any time, it’s any day:
Stitch shards of shrapnel away and allow
War to not be mine. But to me you say,
I am chosen, I will be there someday;
And gently I wipe the blood from your brow.

Challenge to my heart, turn my peaceful mind,
Watch gas holding your throat in yellow choke,
Wonder, is this really how truth comes through?
You say, a soldier knows his way though blind.
But if you go up in a cloud of smoke,
Would the president change it all for you?


I placed faith in peaceful measure until
I met the Military Man one night,
With a smile so charming he just might
Bring Afghanistan to a sharp standstill.
He and I battled, though on the same side;
He through the army and I by my words,
To find our own peace; so scatter the birds
As the blast carves in the greatest divide.

It occurred to me that you’re going to die,
Your dog tags broken, mouth set to swallow;
You will be happy, serv’d your country well.
Next to a land mine your body will lie,
And grief will come, though no peace will follow.
And if all is in vain, no one can tell.

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