In 1992, I received this postcard from the truly amazing DeAnn Zwight, who knew my taste for the unusual. The artwork is by Charles Anderson, entitled “The Coming Rapture.” More than 5,000,000 prints and postcards of this art have been published since 1974. It’s even available on a mouse pad. And, of course, with the Rapture coming up the day after tomorrow, I felt compelled to post some examples of how artists have envisioned the Rapture.
I’m loving the empty shoes for their simplicity. No idea who the artist was.
Jack T. Chick, the legendary pamphleteer, from his 2003 piece, “Here He Comes.” As you can see, suddenly driver-less cars and pilot-less airplanes are a recurring theme in this genre.
The graphic novel version of the Left Behind saga took us right down to the ground with the crashing cars and airplanes. Even the fireman is frightened in this one.
A kinder, gentler comic strip version of the Rapture is presented here; I don’t know the artist, but will be happy to include him or her as soon as I can.
I don’t know the artist for this one, similar to the approach above, but I am grateful to Elaine Taggart for the discovery.
My thanks to Gary Archer for this one; notice the cutaway walls, and the historical garb on some of those bound for heaven.
Artist Ron DiCianni created this one. I love the colors, and the simplicity of two subjects, one going, the other in the shadows, staying.
I have saved my favorite for last. I wish I knew the artist.