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JesusChristComics.com

Started Sep 7, 2018 0 Replies

In the wonderful world of faith-based web comics one of my very, very favorites is done by JesusChristComics.com...found at…Continue

Deviant Art group seeking members

Started this discussion. Last reply by southpawdoesart Jun 5, 2018. 3 Replies

"BibleAmidWorlds", a group thats been on the DeviantArt Megasite for three years, and is seeking new members. Its a site of mostly amateur artists and writers, clean and well run, that provided yet…Continue

Gods presence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz May 29, 2018. 1 Reply

Exodus 33&34What an astounding pair of chapters (Exodus 33&34): God and a man conversing “face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”   Such a conversation was a complete novelty then…Continue

Check out these Facial Expressions

Started Mar 15, 2018 0 Replies

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

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"Christian Soldiers Parade"

"What a fun concept. The balloons of Chris and Halo are great."
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WeedHammer Battlecry

My house had a long driveway which became a long weedwacking/mowing project every Spring.I think my parents were a bit mystified by the 'extra enthusiasm' and odd shouting I used to complete jobs, but for me it was an opportunity for mercenary…
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God Made You Special

"I can't look at this without smiling, repeatedly.  What a great painting!"
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Spring has Sprung

"ha that is relatable!"
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"Welcome to the CCAS site, Phong! Good to have another Central-Cali on board. Look around the site, check o ut the gallery and discussions; post something of your own when you feel comfortable."
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Spring has Sprung

It's a field of blades out there, gotta leave that mower runnin'!
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Brien Sparling commented on Aaron Uglum's blog post "New Friends"
""The microwave radiated some warmth but the fridge gave me the cold shoulder...."   What an untapped buffet of bad puns! Go LABS!"
Apr 24

Profile Information

Location:
Monterey California
Gender
Male
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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Quick defense against "New Atheism"

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Many of us spend a great deal of time on the net, and are exposed to a great deal of the world and its philosophies because of that.  This morning I came across a laudatory summary of the current thoughts of Sam Harris one of the current spokesmen for the ‘New Atheism.”

  I want to keep this short, so I’m going to dodge taking a jab at the erroneous  ‘New’ in the New Atheism label (Genesis 3).  I’m going to quickly gloss over Sam Harris’s respectable life(Wiki Sam Harris)…

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Worthwhile webcomics

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Four ongoing comics that I regularly check on for excellent art and storytelling:

1) Beauty and the Beast - Delightful yet different than Disney's take on this fairy tale. Amazing ink work. http://www.batb.thecomicseries.com/comics/

2) Endtown - Post-apocalyptic brutality coupled with over the top character development and artwork.…

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Gaborgenheit

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 9:52am 1 Comment

      Gaborgenheit is a word that I want to hold on to.  Its such a lovely concept that it has its own Wiki page but... the word is not "sticky" in the way that some words cling in your memory. Still Gaborgenheit is worth a Deviant Journal entry.
   WingedWarTigers(Deviant Art site) recently did a really sweet gaborgenheit picture :   Misty Birthday  , which…
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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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At 4:15pm on February 21, 2019, Femi Olowofoyeku said…

Thank you. I would

At 1:07am on January 29, 2019, Bob Bewley said…

Thank you, Brien, I am in college in figure drawing lass.  
My goal was to draw comics; especially Christian comics, I
 have drawn out the first issue and have

layouts for the second.  Though it is a hero it is a horror based Christian super hero story.  It is clever in content, because the horror genre is hard to incorporate into Christian writing.  Anybody interested in a pitch.    if so I would be pleased to chat. Thank you, Bob.

At 12:12pm on January 2, 2019, Chris Fogle said…

Hi Brien! Happy New Years! Thanks for the heads up on my Amazon author link. I have corrected it now. Please let me know if you have any issues. 

I've written a book called "Biblical Knowledge, Understanding & Wisdom," which you should be able to see on the Amazon page. Thanks and God bless!

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 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 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

 
 
 

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