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Gospel in a Fantasy Comic
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    Webcomic Daughter of the Lilies lays out Grace powerfully in the context of an inspiring story.Go see it!!…Continue

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Disabled teen beaten in Chicago 1.5.17
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   The news services are currently buzzing with the facebook-posted beating-torture of a white teen by four black teens in Chicago(…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brien Sparling Jan 7.

HAppy WIld New Years!!
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After a wild 2016, Happy 2017!    This summer I was in Belfast Ireland when the ‘Brexit vote’ (the United Kingdom voted to stay in/leave the European Common Market, after 43 years of having it impact…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RG2Cents Jan 2.

The Strange tales of Oscar Zahn
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Stumbled across this today based on a pop-up ad, so I suppose they work. The Webcomic is called The strange tales of Oscar Zahn by Tri Vuong.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sven Jacobs Nov 14, 2016.

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Gospel in a Fantasy Comic

    Webcomic Daughter of the Lilies lays out Grace powerfully in the context of an inspiring story.Go see it!! http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/613    Its also fascinating the way the artist MegS layers Grace out: smoothly but emotionally embedded in the story; then (after a warning that she might get a bit preachy) a more detailed presentation of God's grace in the discussion section.  And the readers response from a diverse…See More
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"Thanks, Brien. Yep, it's been snowing like crazy this year--actually quite unusual in the Vancouver area. We're normally just rainy and cold.  Where are you located?"
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Passed this old dude on the road to church; every time a car passed, he'd flip out this sign. Obviously exercising both his legs and his opinions at the same time.
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February Art Challenge at CCAS

February 1, 2017 at 6am to February 28, 2017 at 7pm
On Janurary 16th Brian Durham issued an Art Challenge:'m offering a new challenge... 14 comics/storyboards, 14 sketches, 14 pen&ink, 14 pastels, 7min of video, 14 scratch-arts, or 14 paintings in the month of February of 2017.  This is just time on the paper/canvas/masonite/scratch-board/computer program for anyone who's interested.  I think everyone can do this.I've looked at the prior challenges, and I think I've found a few things that lessen participation.  The first is notice.  Notice…See More
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February Art Challenge at CCAS

February 1, 2017 at 6am to February 28, 2017 at 7pm
On Janurary 16th Brian Durham issued an Art Challenge:'m offering a new challenge... 14 comics/storyboards, 14 sketches, 14 pen&ink, 14 pastels, 7min of video, 14 scratch-arts, or 14 paintings in the month of February of 2017.  This is just time on the paper/canvas/masonite/scratch-board/computer program for anyone who's interested.  I think everyone can do this.I've looked at the prior challenges, and I think I've found a few things that lessen participation.  The first is notice.  Notice…See More
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Feb Art Challenge Day 1

This is my first entry for the February Art Challenge issued by Brian Durham on January 16th: 14entries during the month of February. Jump in if you need the practice.
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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 40years. Currently a board-chair and Praise-team leader at a small GraceCommunity 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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New sites worth your watch

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 8:44pm 1 Comment

A couple of websites worth your look-over:

1) Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than; His take on a CS Lewis quote is at GoComics site http://www.gocomics.com/zen-pencils/2017/01/02  and a short bio of his life is here:

http://www.gocomics.com/news/between-the-panels/3338/gavin-aung-than-zen-pencils . Gavin is not a Christian…

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Put some bucks on your belief

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 8:55am 7 Comments

Two times to consider making a donation to CCAS:

*When you've got a little $ overage, gotten that bonus for a project well done, or had a large bill that turned out to be a small bill...and you want to give a praise offering: hit the donate button on the left hand side of the  CCAS page.

*When you've got no extra dollars, but giving to a site that is maintained for your benefit; and giving to the work of…

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Holiday Season challenge

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 8:02am 2 Comments

Holiday Season 2015 and 2Cor9:6-15

All Souls Day, Los Dias de Muertos, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day and Christmas are among the hundreds of days in a year created by God, and every day should be celebrated. But they are also special  opportunities to worship God and love others, to celebrate the good things in the world and people around us. Rather than grousing at the tawdry commercialism that is once again revving up its tired songs and plastic decor, we can take the…

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Wild Graphic Novel storytelling

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

  Just finished Creature Tech (Top Shelf productions 2005) by Doug TenNapel. Wow, so creative!  The art is fantastic ink-brush cartooning. Incredibly skillful story takes bizarre twists and turns without every losing my heart or brain. I live close enough to California's central valley to vouch for the authentic valley touches and characters. The theological details (Arthropod heaven for a beloved Mantis bodyguard) are extra-scriptural but the heart of this book is…

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At 7:37am on February 13, 2017, Matt Crotts said…

Brien,
Thank you, as always, for your encouragement and support. I really wouldn't have followed through and kept working on KYRIE if it wasn't for your immense help back in 2013/14. Can't thank you enough!

KYRIE is your creative offspring (Abalon was a big original influence), and I'll always be thankful for that

At 12:26pm on February 7, 2017, John Auxier said…

Thanks, Brien. Yep, it's been snowing like crazy this year--actually quite unusual in the Vancouver area. We're normally just rainy and cold.  Where are you located?

At 1:24pm on November 17, 2016, Quayla Cheers said…

Thank you so much, Brien! ^.^ God bless! :)

At 8:28am on October 27, 2016, Jason Harrison said…

Thank you so much!

At 3:01pm on October 23, 2016, Scott Snyder said…

Thanks for the compliment, but I'm just the writer.  I've forwarded your comments on to the artist though.  His name is Everett Paul Burris.  He may be a part of CCAS online as well pretty soon.  I look forward to checking out everybody else's work too. 

At 7:15pm on October 13, 2016, Simon Fletcher said…

Hey Brien,

thanks very much for the welcome, it seems to be a great community you have here! Amen to that, I think comics and storytelling from a kingdom perspective is something this world really needs, to ignite hearts for the Lord. Thanks for looking at my tumblr!

At 1:15pm on October 8, 2016, Matthew E. Zinn said…
Thanks
At 1:17pm on September 1, 2016, Matt Crotts said…

Thanks for your comments and support, as always, brother - the fruits of your labors with me on my story in 2014 and since are slowly seeing the light of day :)

At 3:28pm on August 15, 2016, Olivia R.Arrington said…
Thanks for the warm welcome! And thank you! There are more updates coming for the website!
At 6:51pm on August 11, 2016, T.R. Racki said…

Thank you Brian for the warm welcome to the group.  I saw the society had a mixer at San Diego Comic Con in the scheduled events but I was unable to attend the convention that weekend.  Nice to be able to still be a part of the group even though at a distance.

 
 
 

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