"Of Mysticism and Social Justice" (Painted on wooden panel, door) ©Alfred Eaker 2020

Modern Spirituality

Progressive spirituality, modern voices Brother Cobweb and the alt-right Christianity (Satire) ‘Christ, our mother’ and her murderers: Donald Trump and the alt-right (Satire) “Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be … Continue reading Modern Spirituality

Amaya Engleking: Advanced review for “Brother Cobweb”

As with his surreal and mystical paintings, Alfred Eaker’s Brother Cobweb portrays both the beauty and the horrifying distortion in the search for self-identity and purpose, all while having been deeply entangled in the swampy roots of a kitschy, hamburger-helper, “slut-for-Jesus” brand of Pentecostalism. Continue reading Amaya Engleking: Advanced review for “Brother Cobweb”

Advanced review for our novel, Brother Cobweb (Catherine Swan Reimer Ed.D., Counseling Psychologist, PhD)

Terrorists — usually thought of as enemies of a country — can also be found within families who have access to terrorize a helpless child daily… Continue reading Advanced review for our novel, Brother Cobweb (Catherine Swan Reimer Ed.D., Counseling Psychologist, PhD)

Mada Jurado, Novena News: advanced review for our novel, Brother Cobweb

His words contain such a direct and brutal message that it’s impossible to remain indifferent; you’ll feel the same raw energy and transforming power as a gaze from any of his painted portraits. Art at its best. Continue reading Mada Jurado, Novena News: advanced review for our novel, Brother Cobweb

Early Review for our novel, Brother Cobweb by Jason Pannone

Alfred Eaker’s story is a harrowing tale of violence, abuse, lies, and conflict — yet it ends in hope. There is redemption: in art, beauty, friendship, love, and God, where, in the midst of sin and the wreckage of life, the light of grace pours abundantly through the cracks and crevices. Continue reading Early Review for our novel, Brother Cobweb by Jason Pannone

Early review for our novel “Brother Cobweb,” by Fr. Justin Belitz OFM

Artists have the uncanny ability to recognize the beauty in challenging and difficult life experiences. This is exactly what Alfred Eaker has done with this novel… Continue reading Early review for our novel “Brother Cobweb,” by Fr. Justin Belitz OFM

Early Review for the novel Brother Cobweb by author Cheryl Townsend

Opening with the ranting of a Pentecostal preacher into the mind of seven-year old Calvin Elkan, who in lieu of attention, creates art in a drawing pad as his derrière numbs atop a hard pew. A caricature of near monster features, Brother Cobweb is born, a minister of pseudo-satanic lunacy. Continue reading Early Review for the novel Brother Cobweb by author Cheryl Townsend

Early Review for Brother Cobweb by artist/author Michelle Moore

A tale of resiliency, reconciliation, and redemption, with plenty of ass-kicking and comeuppance along the way, Brother Cobweb is a powerful account of self-discovery that will resonate with readers long after the final pages . . . Continue reading Early Review for Brother Cobweb by artist/author Michelle Moore

JONATHAN MONTALDO. AN Early review for the novel “Brother Cobweb”

No easy, happy endings to this well-told, fast-paced story about the role of “God” in freakish human experience. Eaker’s novel draws a complex picture of religion in which the Weird is graphically made flesh… Continue reading JONATHAN MONTALDO. AN Early review for the novel “Brother Cobweb”