Illustration for Dealing with Difficult People Sermon Series

Cartoon illustration of a man thinking about difficult people, such as The Critic, The Victim, The blamer, and The Hypocrite and the
Illustrated for Salem Church of God

What kind of artwork would you use for a sermon series that can ruffle a few feathers, yet has opportunities for humor? Well, how about a cartoon? I make no qualms about my biases, but I feel it especially worked for this series. 

This sermon series is running from May 14—June 4, 2017, at Salem Church of God

I used the monochromatic theme in each square because it easy to think of someone with a character flaw as one-dimensional. The trait that gets on your nerves ends up being the thing you can’t help but seeing. 

The color theme also mimics the feelings expressed in the difficult people. The Critic will have you seeing red. The victim is always feeling blue. Hypocrites are frequently motivated by green envy. And The Blamer will make you jaundice and turn you a fearful tint of yellow.

Who did I use for my models? Well, let’s just say I’ve been every one of these personalities at one time or another. it’s a challenge to stay positive in a negative world. 

The different characters surrounding the central figure are:

  • The Critic
  • The Victim
  • The Hypocrite
  • The Blamer

I provided this illustration for Salem Church of God in Clayton, Ohio.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.