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Check out these Facial Expressions

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Western Deep is a long time Anthro comic; art done by Rachael Bennett. Check out the facial expressions on this page: …Continue

What are the CCAS "decency limits?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz Jan 31. 1 Reply

Michael recently asked this question with reference to depicting blood in his art but the issue applies several other areas where art approaches a moral boundary of sorts.1) Code of conduct on the…Continue

Two great ongoing animal Web Comics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz Sep 17, 2017. 2 Replies

    Both of these comics have the same basic storyline: animals negotiating and working together to survive in apocalyptic times. What really makes them worth taking your time to look at is the…Continue

Funding$$ directions for Self publishing creators

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Montgomery Aug 11, 2017. 2 Replies

Penny Jones is a self-published creator recently joined this site(check out her creatively designed site at…Continue

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"Funny and educational; love this strip."
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Strawberry

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SantaFeHS Prayer.

"My prayers and heart go out to Santa Fe High School, scene of May 18th, 2018 shootings. I am angry and sick of meaningless killing! God protect us, since we certainly can't protect ourselves or our children."
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"This is an awesome page layout; flow of the story top to bottom is smooth and crystal clear. Possible confusion about the top-left frame( which I believe is a different setting, right?) could be clarified with a noticeable difference in its color or…"
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BIS in spining space cube

"Clever and eyecatching!"
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"Heh! Abby from the Crime-Drama TV series NCIS is a distinctive dresser.  Well done."
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"Love the storytelling in this page from top to bottom, especially the progression of thought/expressions in the bottom three frames. Well done!"
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Profile Information

Location:
Monterey California
Gender
Male
Website:
http://abalonofcalifornia.com
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
All areas of general science, chemistry, Guitar, Education, California history 1700-1840, Origins of Life, Horses and Sheep(really!), Song-leading
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
Depressed loner at 15, I was saved in an on-campus christian club. I've been a Christian for 45years. Currently a board-chair and Praise-team leader at a small Grace Community Church.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Independent writer-penciler for a graphic-novel weekly strip: "Californios 1830"
Favorite Comic Creators:
Usagi YoJimbo(Stan Sakai), BONE(Jeff Smith), POGO(Walt Kelly), Lakadaisy Cats(Tracy Butler), Kevin &Kell(Bill Holbrook), Freefall(Mark Stanley), anything Pixar -Disney
Calvin&Hobbs(Bill Watterson),Gordo(Gus Arriola), Endtown(Aaron Neatherly), Dr.Rat(Jenner), RoseIsRose, Anything by BerkeleyBreathed or Gary Trudouea...
I'm sorry, what was the question again?

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Effectively animated comicstrip

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Effectively animated Comic strip

The Bouletcorp  (http://english.bouletcorp.com/ ) is a strip done by a widely published French cartoonist who is slowly translating some of his works into English (One strip every month or so). The strips vary from weird to hilarious, but what caught my eye was Boulet’s 3.28.18 strip (“When I am alone”), in which the the punch of the strip is made by five animated panels . Having never seen…

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Opportunities for the New Year 2018

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:47am 4 Comments

  I am impressed to make a not so grandiose resolution: to strengthen my friendship to someone.  1Thessalonians2:8 reminds me that the heart of the Gospel is not just in meeting physical or spiritual needs of others but, to the degree that we make opportunities, to befriend a small number of people.

    Technology both makes this easy on a surface level and harder on a deeper level; deepening some connections necessitates cutting off other superficial contacts in order to give us more…

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Go see this Movie

Posted on December 9, 2017 at 4:59pm 1 Comment

   This is a conditional recommendation; you have to really like family values, great story, Pixar animation...and not be put off by a few hundred comedic skeletons. That fit me and I finally got myself to a theater to see Disney-Pixars 3-D animated Movie, CoCo.  In short, this is an awesome story with awesome values and a central dilemma of Family vs. a Personal quest.

    Go see this movie.

Jesus is calling

Posted on September 24, 2017 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

“Jesus is calling.”

   I have a deep love-link to Jesus which leads to an emotional jolt every time I hear his name.  I’ve had to control my reactions over the decades of teaching teens in the Latino culture, whose parents have honored their sons with biblical names, including Jesus. It helps me to give Jesus the Spanish pronunciation, ‘Hey-sus’ but over the years these blessed students respond to either pronunciation.  I’ve had to get used to exhorting Jesus to do homework more…

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At 7:57pm on April 2, 2018, Mike Jacobs said…

Dear Mr. Sparling:

You're more than welcome. It is always a joy to see the work you do.

In regards to my hero's ability to fly, I had thought of an outward piece of equipment as well as appendages (wings), and neither seemed like a good idea. The thought I had was a cross between Captain America and Superman. The story I had was a young man whose father was exposed to a radioactive material with mutagenic properties in an attempt to produce a better soldier. It didn't work on the father, but those abilities manifested in the son, who wound up with increased physical abilities.

I did have a thought in writing this: what if he gained limited abilities to manipulate energy, such as magnetism or electricity? That would give him the ability of flight as well as other abilities to differentiate him from the heroes I've been inspired by. What do you think?

God Bless You,

Mike Jacobs

At 5:51am on April 1, 2018, Jo Fox said…

Thankyou for your kind welcoming message.

All the best,

Jo

At 3:58am on February 28, 2018, Joshua Dease said…

Thanks! I have only been to one city in Croatia, right on the border. Haven't met too many people there. There is some really beautiful work happening in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe though.

At 7:31am on February 22, 2018, monte cooper said…

Thanks

At 2:13am on February 5, 2018, Joshua Warren said…

Thanks for the welcome and your kind words, Brien!

At 8:21pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

No, I mean submit writings on this site

At 7:33pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Hey, I need some help if you're willing. I know that you can submit texts, but' i'm kinda trying to figure out how. 

At 6:06am on January 30, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks for the help man, really appreciate it.

At 8:58pm on January 29, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks, I'm glad to have joined, but I'm trying to figure out whether what I have to send in. This is my latest page, and I need to know if what I have is too... bloody for this site?

 https://xxfreaktowersxx.deviantart.com/art/Brothers-in-Arms-Gaunt-is-the-mind-page-2-725867491

At 11:14pm on December 29, 2017, PK said…

Thanks brother! I hope to contribute more.  Blessings!

 
 
 

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