I typically enjoy religious or evangelical comics ironically (Jack Chick!) or not at all. The most common reaction is the latter; the majority of what I've seen isn't just condescending, but so gleefully sinister and threatening that I half-expect the text to be pieced together from letters cut out of magazine covers and warning me not to call the cops.
Dean's comics are completely different. I may be reviewing "Clubbing Seals is Probably Wrong," but I enjoy all of his work. He spends so little time badgering unbelievers with his opinion on the state of their souls that it's extraordinary. Instead, he concentrates on topics like "Stupid things Christians buy while people are hungry," the rejuvenating power his faith imparts him, love, forgiveness, charity, and retelling Biblical stories in a modern context. And he does it all using such a uniquely signature style that I can't help but dig it, from the head-splitting goofball grins to the popped-out, ping pong ball eyes. It's just too much fun. Give it a read!
... read it now!