HAVE YOUR SAY: Parables in different time periods?

My Plan for when Jesus tells a parable in the comic was to place them in different settings for the interest of the reader, to help understanding, a fresh way to see it and as a break from the 1st century. But is it a good idea?...

As parables are just 'stories' to illustrate a point, not memories, I thought it would be fun to change the setting. (Seen below). Here are some pros and cons:

◦ Old familiar parables in a new light.
◦ More variety and thus more interesting.
◦ Break away from the 1st century. 
◦ Help understanding- sometimes a modern setting helps modern reader understand the point. 
◦ A hint that Jesus' examples are not limited to his human experience. 
◦ A wider variety of places and ethnic people groups can be used.

◦ Too Jarring and Incongruous. 
◦ Uneducated people might get confused.
◦ Not the right feel for the "historically accurate" project. 
◦ Some people may really hate it/think it's silly.

◦ The parables are clearly differentiated from the story with this pink colour scheme. (see Below) 
◦ A foreword in the introduction to the book could be used so people expect it. 
◦ The new setting would always support all the points of the original stories. 
◦ Though the events are not in the same time period they will themselves be internally historically accurate.

◦ Good Samaritan: Modern day Palestine
◦ Faithful Servant: Victorian (upstairs downstairs) 
◦ Sower: Modern day farmer and interpretation
◦ Rob strong man's house: Swashbuckler/pirate(below) 
◦ Wicked Tenants: Medieval- noble son has father's heraldry. 
◦ Prodigal Son: Heiji Japan (below)