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Brien Sparling liked Al Nickerson's discussion Nemish-Man versus Zombies cover sketch...
Apr 29
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Nemish-Man versus Zombies cover sketch...

My "Nemish-Man versus Zombies" sketch cover is my birthday present for my buddy. I've done a bunch of sketch covers for the Hero Initiative. So, this birthday present for a friend was great fun to draw.(Nemish-Man will be part of THE SWORD OF EDEN collected trade paperback that should be going on sale this Summer.)…See More
Apr 26
Amy Michelle Fusco replied to Al Nickerson's discussion Recommended reading...
"Thanks for this. I went through to see what my local library system has and plan to check them out!"
Feb 12
LizzieGtheGeek replied to Al Nickerson's discussion Recommended reading...
"The only book I've read from this list is "Making Comics." Except for a few language issues ("a--," "hell," and misuses of God's Name), I really enjoyed it! ^^  The "Mastering Manga" books by…"
Feb 10
Al Nickerson replied to Al Nickerson's discussion Recommended reading...
"Has anyone else read any of these books? I'm curious to know what other folks think about the books on this list."
Feb 9
Kevin D. Lintz replied to Al Nickerson's discussion Recommended reading...
"I really enjoyed Matt Madden's "99 Ways to Tell a Story". It is a very interesting look at tons of different variations of a few simple panels. https://www.amazon.com/99-Ways-Tell-Story-Exercises/dp/1596090782"
Feb 7
Al Nickerson replied to Al Nickerson's discussion Recommended reading...
"DC Comics published a book/guide on inking. I think it was by Klaus Janson. I've never read it, though. Also, Scott McCloud's books are always a great read. I especially like MAKING COMICS... and not just because Scott had mentioned me in…"
Feb 7
Al Nickerson replied to Al Nickerson's discussion Recommended reading...
"You're very welcome. Happy to help."
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Location:
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Website:
http://anactoffaithcomic.com/
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
Al Nickerson is a comic book self-publisher of AN ACT OF FAITH: THE SWORD OF EDEN as well as an artist for DC Comics and Archie Comic Publications. Al is also a professor at the State University of New York teaching Sequential Art: Comics Illustration.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
God is awesome!
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Working on the AN ACT OF FAITH comic...
Favorite Comic Creators:
Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Paul Grist, and Ryan Ottley.

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On page forty-three...

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 9:40am 0 Comments

I’m continuing to make fixes to AN ACT OF FAITH: THE SWORD OF EDEN. On page forty-three, I just made the grey tones darker and added real thought balloons as Nemish-Man is about to do some heroic stuff…

 

#anactoffaithcomic #comics #ChristianityandComics…

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2017 New York Comic Con...

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 8:44am 0 Comments

It's that time of year again. My mailbox gave me my free Professional's Badge to the New York Comic Con. I've been getting one of these each year and have been attending the con since 2006. The Lord our God continues to bless me with a wonderful career. …

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Got me two-hundred plus more pages to go.

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 8:15pm 2 Comments

Making fixes to AN ACT OF FAITH: THE SWORD OF EDEN is time-consuming! Got me two-hundred plus more pages to go.



As previously noted, in the panel on the left, I gave Gloomtooth a more traditional-looking thought balloon. Before now, I think that I was lazy with my creating thought balloons.



The panel on the right was completely redrawn. I was not happy with the original panel. In Rebecca’s word balloon, I changed (the original version's…

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Redrawing (old) panels...

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

Listening to GISH while redrawing (old) panels from AN ACT OF FAITH: THE SWORD OF EDEN... #anactoffaithcomic …

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At 6:09pm on August 18, 2017, Tom Montgomery said…

Wow, man! You're work is awesome! I can't wait to check it out. Congrats on being recognized as a professional at NY ComiCon! I hope it went well!

At 5:54pm on October 03, 2014, C. Souba Reyes gave Al Nickerson a gift
At 8:12am on May 9, 2014, Simon Amadeus Pillario said…

Hi Al, I know you like Christian comics so I know you'll love The Word for WORD Bible Comic, (Unabridged, historically accurate graphic novel of the Bible with a high view of scripture. For ages 15+) please check it out at the KS page, it's going well but I still need lots of backers so I hope as a CCAS member you'll please pray on pledging to support this project...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/word4wordbiblecomic/the-word-for-word-bible-comic-100-pg-graphic-novel

At 4:02pm on December 5, 2013, Christian Comic Books said…

Another video to help promote your comic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8BCjGUEELM

At 12:43pm on December 5, 2013, Christian Comic Books said…

Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement I got a lot of work to do on the website, making videos, changing my domain name, make it's content bigger. I really hope I encourage people to purchase christian comics and up the sales of every creators hard work.

At 4:32am on December 4, 2013, Christian Comic Books said…

I will post a review later but for now I'm promoting your comic on my website and new youtube channel.

http://archangelscomicbooks.webs.com/apps/videos/videos/show/18333992-christian-comic-books-an-act-of-faith-preview-

At 1:52pm on November 12, 2013, Jotham David Parker said…

And thanks for liking my Facebook page!

At 1:45pm on November 10, 2013, Jotham David Parker said…

Hey, thanks for the add! I really like your art style. Very crisp.

At 6:44pm on April 23, 2011, Al Nickerson said…
I almost finished with my graphic novel. But, I’m undecided about distributing to Christian bookstores. I HAVE decided NOT to deal with comics’ Direct Market (which I used to deal with in the past).

Who should I look to in regards to distributors in the Christian bookstore market? I believe there are Anchor (church supplies?), Spring Arber, and STL, and CBD (Christian Book Distributors). Are there any others? Who should I avoid? Who should I contact first?

I’m also concerned about returnability and whether I need to purchase a bar code or not.

Any thoughts?
At 9:19am on April 22, 2011, Al Nickerson said…
Hello, everyone!

Yesterday, I received my comp copy of ARCHIE: 50 TIMES AN AMERICAN ICON (which includes my Hero Initiative ARCHIE #600 "original cover"). The book is offered in both hardcover and softcover. You can find ordering info here at the Hero Initiative blog (don’t know if html codes work here, or not):

http://heroinitiative.blogspot.com/2011/03/archie-50-times-american-icon-book-now.html

The Hero Initiative (a worthwhile charity in the comic book industry) did their "original cover" project with Archie Comics. This project used 50 artists to illustrate original covers for ARCHIE #600 (the "Archie Gets Married Part 1: The Proposal" issue). Each comic book was auctioned off to generate funds for the Hero Initiative.

The Hero Initiative (God bless them) had asked me to draw one of the ARCHIE #600 original cover comics, and I was very happy to contribute. The front cover has the Shield reacting to Archie and Veronica’s wedding announcement. The back cover is my tribute to Dan DeCarlo (the creator of Josie and the Pussycats) with my interpretation of Josie. This is the first time (I think) that I ever drew Josie. Anyway, I felt like sharing because my Josie (and the Pussycats) back cover is kinda rock n’ roll. Plus, tipping-the-hat to Dan DeCarlo seems like the right thing to do, especially with such an important project as this one.
 
 
 

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