Alfred Eaker has been obsessively working on his first novel, Brother
Cobweb, for the last five years and, off and on, for a quarter of a century.
Additionally, his first eighteen years were spent in a ho-de-ho, backwoods,
sawdust on the floor, wooden pews Pentecostal Church in the Midwest.
In other words, Eaker’s been working toward this novel his whole damned
life.In his career as an artist, Eaker’s work has been paradoxically labeled as
degenerate, orthodox, heterodox, modernist, mystical theology, provocative,
academic, and blasphemous. Indeed, blasphemy is a language that Eaker
seems to speak fluently, even when he doesn’t mean to, and he’s been doing it
through painting, performance art, independent film, and film criticism for
Eaker attended John Herron School of Art with a focus on fine arts
paintings, attained his bachelor of theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods
and a master of theological studies in the arts from Christian Theological
Seminary. Additionally, Eaker has done extensive studies