• Brother Juniper
  • Brother Juniper at Work and Play
  • Brother Juniper Strikes Again
  • Inside Brother Juniper
  • More Brother Juniper
  • Well Done, Brother Juniper
  • The Whimsical World of Brother Juniper
  • The Ecumenical Brother Juniper

The Cartoon

Brother Juniper began as a nameless sketch for personal amusement but over thirty years he grew into an international superstar. Brother Juniper ran in over 100 American daily newspapers and a number of international ones as well. It is the only religious-themed comic to be internationally syndicated in dailies. It was met by a readership of over 15,000,000 in the US alone.

In 1959 the comic won “The Brotherhood of the Year” award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

McCarthy on the appeal of Brother Juniper:

Take someone from the Middle Ages, put him in a modern setting and you have something funny right there. He’s Catholic with a small ‘c’. He’s always trying to help people but always slipping on a banana peel. Characters like Brother Juniper, and Charlie Brown, lose the battle but win the war.

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