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Funding$$ directions for Self publishing creators
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Penny Jones is a self-published creator recently joined this site(check out her creatively designed site at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Montgomery Aug 11.

Scourge of the Shadow Dragon
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The Scourge of the Shadow Dragon is the third adventure of Captain Sun by Bryce Morgan. The 39 page e-book is available for Kindle through Amazon,  or for a bargain 99 cents as an email-pdf through…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Allen Ives May 8.

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.

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"I've taught Sunday school a few times at that age level...although 1st through 6th grade is a huge spread in learning abilities and maturity to put in one class. Any information you can get (from parents, other Sunday school teachers) on the…"
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"Hi Isabella,   Welcome to the CCAS site...and if your page heading is correct, Happy Birthday as well!! Look around the gallery and discussions, post something of your own when you feel comfortable. Be at home here."
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"Ha ha, the Barkelys were a tiny part of my childhood too!(That would testify that we're both well into middle age; hmmm) Cool thing about anthro's is they give a funny format for covering serious issues in a funny way. Thanks for the…"
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"Got two of his books. Love Mikes hilarious squash and stretch of faces and over the top expressions. The story plot is tried and true, but Mike does a terrific job of making the story heartwarming, engaging and really fun."
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Monterey California
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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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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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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

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*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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At 7:00am on August 13, 2017, Marco Tulio Rodrigues Vilela said…

Thanks for the comment in my "Batfink versus Underdog" drawing! By the way, some of your drawings reminds me a 1970s TV cartoon I loved to watch in my childhood: "The Barkleys", about  a anthropomorfic dog family, the father was a bus driver. Best regards!

At 1:17pm on August 8, 2017, Arielle Namenyi said…

Thanks so much!

At 9:22pm on July 28, 2017, Penny A Jones said…

Thanks, Brien. I will have to check out those links.

At 10:03am on July 27, 2017, Amy Michelle Fusco said…

Yes!
I started Captain Orange because I wanted to read comics with my daughter, but all the modern "adult" comics are a little too vulgar and the kid comics I've seen encourage bad behavior and annoying catchphrases (I'm sure it's not their intention).

You're spot on about the Buck Roger's influence. I love retro-scifi and am trying to incorporate as much as I can into the comic.

At 6:08am on July 27, 2017, Amy Michelle Fusco said…

I never turn down coffee! It was a road-trip kind of vacation so we only stayed for about 3 days, all of which my 6 year old insisted spending at the Aquarium.

I was actually born at Fort Ord (I hear the hospital has been converted to a Dept. of Defense building or something!) and lived in Marina for a while during part of Middle and High School. I remember walking home from the bus stop and enjoying the rain and fog. There's something so serene about it.

At 2:48pm on July 26, 2017, Amy Michelle Fusco said…

Thank you for the welcome! I was actually vacationing in Monterey right after I joined and couldn't get to a computer for a while. God Bless!

At 7:42am on July 26, 2017, Don Swartzentruber said…

Thanks Brien,
We might be similar in age.
I'm very connected to the Grace Brethren denomination
...is that your church affiliation?
I'll be in California in a couple of weeks.
My oldest son is attending Art Center School of Design in Pasadena.
It's his first year.

At 4:22pm on July 22, 2017, Tom Montgomery said…

No post today, Brien? . . . :-)

At 12:01am on July 20, 2017, Brian Ojak Nyawade said…

Hi Brien,

Thanks for the comment. At the moment am still digitally coloring two parts of the samson saga.

One is titled Vengeance. Its about the time samson went back for his wife (the timnite girl), after she betrayed him at their wedding. Samson wants to make peace but he is denied his wife who was even given away to another man. He gets upset and wants revenge. He hits at the philistines and they hit back and he hits back harder.

The second part is titled Samson Vs 1000 men. It illustrates the scenes of him destroying 1000 philistines with a donkeys jawbone.

The other story is that of Delilah. I want show Delilah for who she is even before she meets with Samson. Samson fell in love with the wrong girl.

The final part is titled When heroes fall. I haven't done the cover yet.

Probably it will be samson between the two pillars.

And then I have see how to get them published but they will be on my wix website in the meantime till then.

That is all Brien.

Thanks again.

At 11:04am on July 14, 2017, Laurence Galian said…

Thanks very much for your welcome message! 

 
 
 

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