Introducing Brother John, an elderly monk and a good friend of Father Gabriel. Brother John is a character based on a very good friend of both me and my wife, who also happens to be an Orthodox Christian monk. In person, Brother John is a very humble and loving monk, and I wanted this quality to show in the face of my Brother John character.
In addition, I wanted my character to be an elderly monk, who’s lived as a monk for fifty years and rarely leaves his monastery. He first became a monk during his late teens, and has lived in the monastery on the giant tree stump for most of his life.
Brother John will appear in a future episode of the Father Gabriel animated series, and in addition I will also feature him in my Father Gabriel comic strips as well. So stay tuned!