The Cardinal is an online comic strip which debuted on Nov. 15, 2007. (Prior to that it was a regional print publication 1990-2006.)

The Cardinal is the story of Rich Benton, a Christian college student who can’t seem to find a career to fit him. He volunteers his time at the local mission, finding fulfilment in helping others. Drug dealers, gangs and other criminals want to destroy the mission. Local officials could care less. Police are too understaffed and over budget to help. Then through a series of circumstances, Rich is drawn into the middle of the situation. Is it God?

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About The Author

A native of northern Michigan and longtime fan of newspaper comic strips, K.J. Kolka's The Cardinal is influenced in equal parts by Peanuts, Brenda Starr and Annie and mystery series Sherlock Holmes, Poirot and Father Dowling. He created The Cardinal for his college newspaper, and the strip eventually grew into a regional favorite. In 2007 it became a weekly webcomic.

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