Q: “Are there any people of faith in Dresden Codak? Also do you think a writer is capable of authentically representing someone’s faith if he or she doesn’t have any of their own?
To answer the first question, none of the main characters are religious, which is somewhat expected when you’re dealing with scientists and the like. It’s mentioned that Kim in particular is a stone-cold atheist a few times in the comic, and most of the other protagonists fall somewhere in that area as well. Don’t expect any Christians/Muslims/etc, though, as those religions more or less don’t exist in Kim’s universe anymore. There are religions in Nephilopolis (soon to be revealed), but they don’t correspond to real-world faiths. My interest in religion is exclusively anthropological, and it’s a lot easier to examine it without people being offended if I’m using fictional religions.
Regarding the second question, I certainly hope a creator is able to write characters that don’t share his or her viewpoint. It takes a pretty impotent creative mind to only represent things from their own literal experiences and beliefs. The whole point of fiction is being able to go beyond the literal.