Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jack Chick Parody Tract Used to Promote Ivy League Exorcist at Comic-Con International

This is an version of the Jack T. Chick tract parody created during the summer of 2012 to promote CultJam Productions' online short film Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story (which can be viewed here). Ivy League Exorcist is an absurdist deadpan comedy that lampoons the actual exorcism that Louisiana governor and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal performed as a Brown University undergraduate. Richard von Busack of Metro Silicon Valley called the film "a sharp shocker . . . worthy of John Waters." The film has also been covered in the London Daily Telegraph, the Huffington Post, Boing Boing, Wonkette, and the Louisiana media. Here is a list of media outlets that covered us. Bobby Jindal's people were less impressed; Governor Jindal's spokesman called the film "insane" and "absurd."

 This is the revised Summer 2012 version of the tract which was created to promote the film when Bobby Jindal was being strongly considered as a running mate by presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney. An updated version was created for the 2016 presidential race (there's also a version created for Chick tract fans).  Also, check out our online mini-comic lampooning Scientology. In addition, there's a 2016 Chick tract parody "Trump Is The Antichrist" that pokes fun at both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio.

 More updates and links after the tract. Also check out CultJam Productions' blog.
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What was funny about the whole thing was that some real fundamentalists showed up and we passed out our comix tracts near them. The fundies thought we were on their team! Model Jessie Hail has a YouTube video where she flouts the fundies; I am behind the guys with signs passing out faux Chick tracts to unsuspecting Comic-Con attendees:


Some readers have noticed that the Chick parody tract “A Demon-Hunting Veep” has elements of various Chick tracts.  Chick tract enthusiasts know that the cover and premise of the tract are derived from “A Demon’s Nightmare” (one of the demons is based on the demon in “A Demon’s Nightmare?” and the other demon is based on the protagonist of the eponymous “Stinky”).  Page one has the title characters from “Gladys” and “That Crazy Guy!” burning in the fire and brimstone of Hell.  Page three has silhouettes based on images from “The Story Teller,”Fire Starter?” “Party Girl,” “Fallen,” “The Great Escape,” and “Last Rites.”  Page four has Don (the band member from “Angels” who was into vampirism) and the pompous professor from “Big Daddy?” experiencing the eternal fires of damnation.  Page five has supposedly satanic symbols from various Chick tracts and comic books—notably “The Last Generation.”  Also on page five, the note that it isn’t necessary to burn the tract is a paraphrase of a line from “Spellbound.” The reference to “Satan’s Spiritual Structure” is taken from “Angel of Light.” 

JUNE 2013 UPDATE: Welcome Boing Boing readers; Cory Doctorow mentioned us in his post!  Read the entire Chick tract parody below as well as our updated Chick tract parody.  The tract was used to promote our mumblecore-style deadpan comedy film Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story (watch the film online here).  Read a theoretical discussion of memetics and semiotics regarding the way that the decontextualized portion of the tract became a meme. Check out our cool movie poster (it's a mashup of the movie posters for The Exorcist and Danger: Diabolik).  Also, if you like the film, could you give us a rating on our IMDb page because Jindal partisans slammed the film with the IMDb ratings.  Thanks.

AUGUST 2012 UPDATE: Welcome Boing Boing readers! Read the Chick comic tract parody below and watch the short film Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story on YouTube. Also, check out our production company web site. The site has a cool Ivy League Exorcist movie poster. We at CultJam Productions have some other film projects in the pipeline, so if you would like e-mail notifications of future flm releases or if you want to give CultJam Productions your feedback, contact us at Also, to go to the front page of the blog, click here.

Here is the parody of a Jack T. Chick tract that we gave out at Comic-Con last week. Click on a page to enlarge. AUGUST UPDATE: Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate so the tract is a little dated now but still enjoyable.

UPDATE 3:  CultJam Productions created a new Chick tract parody called "Ivy League Exorcist."  This new tract takes the basic idea of the tract below and adds new gags and the kind of things that Chick tract fans love.
UPDATE 4: Click here an even newer version of the comic book with cameo appearances by Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, Osama bin Laden, and Sid Vicious. 


  1. Well,turns out that The Mormon Romney didn't choose"Apu"/"Kumar"/"Raj"**(**The Simpsons/Harold&Kumar/Big Bang Theory)after all!!

    Naw!!W.R."Mitt"Romney chose nice safe Irish Catholic Paul Ryan instead!!
    Surely somewhere in Hell,The Kennedys are hollering"WTF!!???".

    While"The Gypper"is still boring Hitler;Stalin;Chairman Mao;Al Capone and Ayn Rand
    telling them about working with Bonzo the Chimp in"Bedtime for Bonzo"!!!

    Actually,Ayn Rand's gettin'pimped out by Satan to Slobodan Milosevich and Pol Pot instead!!

    "YOU B@STARD!!".
    "Yes Sir.In My Case,An Accident of Birth.
    You Sir Are a Self Made Man!!"
    -Ralph Bellamy,Lee Marvin"The Proffessionals".
    "As Far Back as I Can Remember I Always Wanted To Be a Gangster."-Ray Liotta"Goodfellas".