Brother Cobweb: visual concepts by Todd M. Coe

Brother Cobweb is a character I created at the age of seven, in a comic book, which I titled “The Brother Cobweb Chronicles.” Brother Cobweb was a response/revolt/private protest to what I considered my own personal horror of being forced to attend a Pentecostal church, along with growing up in a dumbed down and oppressive fundamentalist environment. Continue reading Brother Cobweb: visual concepts by Todd M. Coe

SNEAK PREVIEW : PAGE 2 (OF 6) OF OUR UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL “THE BROTHER COBWEB CHRONICLES”

Sneak Preview: This is the second page of our upcoming graphic novel ‘The Brother Cobweb Chronicles.’ We are proud to announce that the First volume will likely be available in print and electronic editions in the Spring 2021. It follows on the success of our first novel ‘Brother Cobweb,’ published by Open Books Press. Continue reading SNEAK PREVIEW : PAGE 2 (OF 6) OF OUR UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL “THE BROTHER COBWEB CHRONICLES”

Interview Novena News : Alfred Eaker, author of ‘Brother Cobweb’: We, the laity, are the Church, not the hierarchy. It needs us prodigals.”

Brother Cobweb was released by Open Books Press this Easter. The novel revolves around a Midwestern Pentecostal church and family, but it is broader in its criticisms, reaching from the seeds of Mormon abuse out into Catholicism and its wider social structures. Continue reading Interview Novena News : Alfred Eaker, author of ‘Brother Cobweb’: We, the laity, are the Church, not the hierarchy. It needs us prodigals.”

SNEAK PREVIEW : PAGE 1 (OF 6) OF OUR UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL “THE BROTHER COBWEB CHRONICLES”

Sneak Preview: We are proud to offer you a glimpse of our upcoming graphic novel ‘The Brother Cobweb Chronicles.’ Here is the first page, for you to start getting a taste of the tone and aesthetics within it. We are glad to announce that the First volume will likely be available in print and electronic editions in the Spring 2021. Continue reading SNEAK PREVIEW : PAGE 1 (OF 6) OF OUR UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL “THE BROTHER COBWEB CHRONICLES”

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”

BROTHER COBWEB, The Novel by Alfred Eaker (April 12, 2020 Open Books Press)

All Calvin Elkan has ever wanted to do is escape his mother and her Pentecostal church, the Lighthouse. Calvin is eternally at odds with the brutal abuses and ignorance of his upbringing in a right-wing evangelical sect in Ohio. Under the guidance of his great-grandfather, he turns to art and music to escape his mother’s blows and the grip of the Lighthouse. Continue reading BROTHER COBWEB, The Novel by Alfred Eaker (April 12, 2020 Open Books Press)