Conference Infiltrates the Comics

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A Military General at General Conference

For Latter-day Saints, General Conference is a shared cultural experience. No matter where we are in the world, we are seeing the same speakers, deliver the same messages. Naturally this great gathering brings with it certain cultures and traditions.

And here at LDS.net we’re making fun of all those with these 16 hilarious comics.

It’s a What Conference?

General Conference doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. I think these people may be a bit confused.

From Arie Van De Graaff at Mormon Cartoonist

Why are Civilians at a General Conference?
While he’s there, maybe he’ll learn a colonel of truth.

From Scott Hales’ new strip Mormon Shorts

Cosplayers at General Conference
Good luck getting in the front door as a Lamanite.

What Should I Wear to General Conference?

Even if you know what you’re watching, that doesn’t mean you know what you should look like.

From Kevin Beckstrom over at Meridian Magazine

Which Necktie goes better with my bathrobe
And what slacks look best with your slippers?

From the zany characters of Zarahemla Times

Getting ready for conference means something very different when you're a parent
Even when you know what to wear, doesn’t mean the problems are over.

I Heard Food is a Big Deal With General Conference

You have heard correctly

From The Garden of Enid

Sure . . . church is one extra hour . . . but you can stream it right to your breakfast table!
And your lunch table, and your dinner table.

From Arie Van De Graaff at Mormon Cartoonist

Kids, Come Quick! Our Mormon Neighbors Finished Listening to General Conferene.
At least we don’t hoard all the food to ourselves.

How Has Technology Changed General Conference?

Fun Fact: Wilford Woodruff actually came up with #ldsconf

From Jon Clark at Honest Jon

Church membership reached 14 million. Not including Facebook Fans
It’s a good thing there isn’t a Church of Justin Bieber

From The Garden of Enid

Live-tweet General Conference . . . is there a better way to rack up a boat-load of new Twitter followers?
Wait, no one falls asleep during conference, do they?

Ah! The Beautiful Melody of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. And snoring.

Refreshing and Revitalizing Conference Experience
I guess Nephi’s Father isn’t the only one to dream a dream.

But at least there are ways to stay awake!

From Kevin Beckstrom over at Meridian Magazine

I'll Trade you Two Kikuchis for a Walker
What about my Christofferson for your Charizard?

From Jon Clark at Honest Jon

Don't yell Bingo during the prayer
Should the free spot be for Mack Wilberg looking way too excited?

And What Should I do When I’m Actually Listening?

Of course, at the end of the day you should manage to find some time to listen to the inspired words being spoken.

From the zany characters of Zarahemla Times

No one at General Conference is going to help you with your math homework
Of course you may have to be listening for the right things.

From Kevin Beckstrom over at Meridian Magazine

With my iPod, DVR, and stereo, I can absorb conference in two hours
And who said today’s generation doesn’t know how to get anything done?

From The Garden of Enid

You never had to sit through one of Sidney Rigdon's two-hour sermons
If there’s anything that could make 12 hours of conference feel short

And When it’s All Done You Just Can’t Wait for the Next One

No matter how much we poke fun of conference time, there’s no denying what an important spiritual enrichment it is.

From the zany characters of Zarahemla Times

When it's over you already look forward to the next one.
Not only will your spirit be full, but your belly and eyelids too!

Christopher D. Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine and contributor to Third Hour. He loves emphatically celebrating the normal healthy development of his sons Albus and Whitman, writing about the Church of Jesus Christ, finding the middle ground on most controversies, and using Western Family generic brand lip balm. Christopher is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas.