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Check out these Facial Expressions

Started Mar 15 0 Replies

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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Brien Sparling replied to Hope Daalling's discussion Hellooooo!
"Do you want to the writing as well as the drawing or team up with someone else? Is it going to be as long as a novel or more like a chapter story?"
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"Beautiful concept, lovely artistry."
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Check out these Facial Expressions

Western Deep is a long time Anthro comic; art done by Rachael Bennett. Check out the facial expressions on this page:    Sure, the words move the story line but the emotional energy is totally carried by the facial expressions.Love it!!See More
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"Jim, Welcome to the CCAS site!  Look around the gallery and discussions sites; post some of your own thoughts when you feel comfortable. Are you familiar with the old Spire Christian Comics done by Al Hartley in the 80's and 90's?…"
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"Steam punk flourishes give this outfit some real class. Nice."
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Profile Information

Monterey California
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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Opportunities for the New Year 2018

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:47am 2 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…


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…


Inspiration through watching others

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 3:51pm 0 Comments

Make a place in your week for an inspiring biography/autobiography

 As a Christian, I have been a bit reluctant to do so because I want to keep my focus on Christ; however worthwhile lessons, encouragement and exhortation can come from the lives of everyday people living out exemplary commitments.

   I was reminded of this somewhat accidently as I was flying through the internet, looking for knowledge-resources-inspiration to make me better…


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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…


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?

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

Thanks brother! I hope to contribute more.  Blessings!

At 9:58pm on December 29, 2017, Sven Jacobs said…

Sparling... what have you been up to? I checked out AoC, and it looks like you haven't updated in a while. What's going on? 

At 2:07pm on December 17, 2017, Hope Daalling said…

HAH! I noticed your profilr pic! it is hilarious! nice! XD


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