Bible Cartoon: John 21 - Jesus on the lake shore

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Bible Book: John
Bible Book Code: 4302100101
Scene no: 1 of 1

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

John 21:1-14 (NLT)
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
1 Later Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee. [1] This is how it happened. 2 Several of the disciples were there—Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin [2]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples.
3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”
“We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night.
4 At dawn the disciples saw Jesus standing on the beach, but they couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Friends, have you caught any fish?”
“No,” they replied.
6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get plenty of fish!” So they did, and they couldn’t draw in the net because there were so many fish in it.
7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and swam ashore. 8 The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only out about three hundred feet. [3] 9 When they got there, they saw that a charcoal fire was burning and fish were frying over it, and there was bread.
10 “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn.
12 “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. And no one dared ask him if he really was the Lord because they were sure of it. 13 Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. 14 This was the third time Jesus had appeared to his disciples since he had been raised from the dead.

Greek, Sea of Tiberias, another name for the Sea of Galilee.

Greek, the one who was called Didymus.

Greek, 200 cubits (90 metres).


“Early in the morning…”(chp 21 verse 4.) I decided to have a pre-dawn glow in the sky of this cartoon.

The fire by Jesus gives a glow that catches on his clothes, the fish, bread & stones surround it.

Simon/Peter is seen jumping into the water, but the other disciples I have left unidentifiable.

I wanted Jesus to remain a mysterious figure, which is why I have his back to the viewer; which is a body angle I usually don’t use.

Originally I was going to draw Jesus standing on sand, but after a Google image search on Sea of Galilee or Lake Tiberias, I realised that the Sea of Galilee has basalt boulders on its shores. I saved a few of the photo’s I found there to my PC, as reference photo’s.

I found a lovely, romantic, engaging photo of a woman sitting on a rock in the water of the Sea of Galilee, on Google images, & that’s why I put the rock in the water of my cartoon.

I also researched what fishing boats on the Sea of Galilee look like, on the internet.