Chick was an American cartoonist and publisher, best known for his
evangelical fundamentalist Christian "Chick tracts", which presented his
perspective on a variety of issues through sequential-art morality plays.
With over 500,000,000 gospel tracks and comics published, he was used by
the Lord in a great way. He was a committed and dedicated evangelist that
submitted his life to the King for the lost; out of a heart of love.
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Jack Chick was born
in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, California, and later
moved with his family to Alhambra, where Chick was active in the high school
drama club. According to Chick, he was not religious in high school. After
graduation, he continued his drama education at the Pasadena Playhouse
School of Theater on a two-year scholarship.
In February 1943, Chick
was drafted as a private into the U.S. Army. He served for three years in
the Pacific theater of World War II, serving in New Guinea, Australia, the
Philippines, and Japan. Chick credited his time overseas for inspiring
him to translate his tracts into many different languages and said that he
had "a special burden for missions and missionaries."
After the war,
he returned to the Pasadena Playhouse and met his wife while working on a
production there. Lola Lynn Priddle (1926–1998), a Canadian immigrant, came
from a very religious family, and Chick called her "instrumental in his
salvation". Priddle and her parents introduced Chick to the Charles E.
Fuller radio show, the Old-Fashioned Revival Hour, and Chick said that he
was converted while listening to an episode of this show. Chick and Priddle
married in 1948 and had one child, Carol, who died in 2001. In February
1998, Priddle died, and Chick married an Asian woman, whose name has been
variously reported as Susie and Susy.
In a 2005 issue of his
company's newsletter, Battle Cry, Chick reported that he had a
life-threatening health emergency sometime between 2003 and 2005 and said,
"My flu turned into pneumonia, my blood sugar dropped to 20 (I am
diabetic)... I was going into a coma. My wife called 911 and while they were
on the way, I had a heart attack. A day or so later I had to undergo a
Chick had limited personal contact with the public;
he gave only one known professional interview after 1975. The lack of
available public information about him created some speculation that he was
a pen name for unnamed authors. Chick died in his sleep at age 92, his body
discovered on the evening of October 23, 2016 in his home at Alhambra,
California. The interment was private.
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