Georgia Bulletin

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Cartoonist To Speak On ‘Adultitus’ At Duluth Parish

Published February 23, 2006

Wisconsin cartoonist Jason Kotecki will speak about living and loving with a childlike faith, especially in the season of Lent, on Saturday, March 4, at the Church of St. Monica.

Kotecki, whose comic strip, “Kim and Jason,” has appealed to worldwide readers of all ages with its humorous childlike look at life, will also speak about an usual condition he calls “adultitis.”

“Adultitis is so common, it often goes undiagnosed,” Kotecki said. “It’s a condition marked by chronic dullness, moderate to extremely high stress levels, and in some extreme cases, the inability to smile.”

The remedy to adultitis, he said, is a constant renewing of the time-tested principles children know so well.

“When Jesus said that we must become like the little children, He wasn’t calling for a steady diet of chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese,” Kotecki said. “Children have a simple faith. We need to be reminded of this during Lent. They dream big. They delight in the little things. Many of us have forgotten these ideals, and they have left us jaded and stressed-out.”

Hilarious anecdotes, colorful artwork, and a bit of cartooning are featured in presentations that will inspire and encourage the young and old alike. Kotecki is the author of the book “Escape Adulthood: 8 Secrets from Childhood for the Stressed-Out Grown-Up” and is offering his presentation as one of the parish’s L.I.F.E. (Lifelong, Information, Formation, Education) events. He will give his hour-long presentation three times on March 4—at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Free tickets are available after all Masses or at the parish office.

More on Kim & Jason can be found at For more information, call St. Monica’s at (678) 584-9947.

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