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IT Fr. James Martell SJ by HugaDuck IT Fr. James Martell SJ by HugaDuck
Never done the Inktober thing. Thought it would be a good excuse to draw 31 of my 48 religiously professed characters. I'm a bit behind, but still plan on doing all 31 sketches. Need to design some of these guys anyways, as not all of them have actually ever been drawn.. >.>
Recently had access to a scanner, so will post all of the ones I've done so far, and then who knows when I'll scan in the rest that come after this.

Inktober Sketch #6

Fr. James Martell SJ

This is Fr. James Martell, but he INSISTS you call him James. Fr. McCarthy, in retaliation, insists calling him, “Reverend Martell.” He’s not from the same community of Jesuits that Fr. McCarthy, Fr. Jerry, and Fr. David are from, but he works in an outreach program nearby and they clash all the time. Well… Fr. McCarthy and “James” clash… Fr. Jerry breaks them apart and makes passive aggressive comments when “James” can’t hear them.
Fr. Martell is a satire character I based off of a certain priest named Fr. James Martin SJ; a priest who likes to walk all over the Magesterium and who unfortunately many Catholics follow. He’s also a satire of the typical “modern Jesuit” and of the “Spirit of Vatican II” movement. Essentially, he is how to not be a Catholic priest….
Fr. Martell believes that the Church needs to “get with the times” and stop clinging to old beliefs and traditions. He thinks the women priesthood is something that Rome should seriously start considering. To him, wearing the Roman collar is pompous and distances him from the laity. He opts for civilian clothes to better “fit in.” He applauds churches for ditching the old, sad, un-spirited hymns and bringing on more modern songs to “bring in the youth.”
Vestments with rainbows and trees and flowers and “Jesus loves you” painted on? Yup. Totally acceptable.
He doesn’t like talking about or giving much acknowledgment to sin. It’s too negative and doesn’t show how loving and accepting the Church is.
He’s never said a Mass in Latin and refuses to, because it’s a “dead language” and has no room in the Church anymore, as it distances the people from the Mass.
He’s the priest who will tell you to get up if you kneel for communion.
Fr. McCarthy is going to sock him in the face someday, and then we’ll have a real problem and an awkward confession on Fr. McCarthy’s part….

And actually, I HAVE drawn Fr. McCarthy socking him in the face before.

James - :iconpicklejelloz:
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October 16, 2016
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