Christian Comic Arts Society

A Network of Christian Fellowship for Comics Fans, Pros, and Amateurs

Brien Sparling
  • Male
Share on Facebook
Share

Brien Sparling's Friends

  • Tony Massaro
  • Joshua 1:9 Holley
  • Todd O.
  • Justin
  • Jerrypaul
  • Mike Brady
  • Chris Fogle
  • Nicholas Tamraz
  • Brandon
  • Natalie Rodarte
  • Marco Tulio Rodrigues Vilela
  • Walter Luthero
  • Laurence Galian
  • Amy Michelle Fusco
  • Greg Granderson

Brien Sparling's Discussions

Social Media toon' evangelism Part 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brien Sparling Aug 12. 2 Replies

Adapting a comic to be viewed on a mobile device*Disclaimer: I am still researching how to do this, but haven’t uploaded a mobile-device ready comic yet. Paul Caggegi started comic called Homebased…Continue

Social media based cartoon evangelism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerard Lee Aug 7. 1 Reply

I was recently commenting on a fellow artist's webcomic, a black/white manga-style short story; and I got kind of excited as I realized how much it resembled a Chick Tract from the 70's and…Continue

Proposed collab on a Police Noir Comic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerard Lee Aug 5. 3 Replies

I have a bit of time and have revisited a concept I had for an Anthro Police Noir comic. I have three concept drawings in my gallery and I've attached a recent page bellow. I would welcome a collab…Continue

Christian Indie Publishers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Aug 1. 1 Reply

I get regular email updates from CIPA (Christian Independent Publishers Assoc.). I have never used them but the site and updates look well thought out.  …Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Brien Sparling has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Brien Sparling's Page

Latest Activity

Brien Sparling posted a status
"Check it out: Chris Vleck does a clever, weekly Church-based comic at http://www.oddbody.ca/comic/hey-no-fair-part-2/"
Saturday
Brien Sparling commented on Yoshi Rhul's photo
Thumbnail

"Don't Look At Me Like That..."

"Nice mood capture! Well done Yoshi!"
Thursday
Brien Sparling left a comment for Tony Massaro
"Hey Tony, Welcome to the CCAS site. I went to your site and listened to several of the pairings of scriptures with music; you did a really impressive job!  Make yourself at home here."
Thursday
Brien Sparling liked Yoshi Rhul's photo
Wednesday
Brien Sparling left a comment for Jeanie Lopez
"Hi Jeanie, Welcome to the CCAS site!Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?"
Aug 13
Brien Sparling replied to Brien Sparling's discussion Social Media toon' evangelism Part 2
"Thank you Gerard. I'm on a steep learning curve myself"
Aug 12
Gerard Lee replied to Brien Sparling's discussion Social Media toon' evangelism Part 2
"Thank you for posting this Brien! Most of it is over my head, I am such a dinosaur:( But I believe this vision you have for taking Christian comics to mobile devices is a good one. I'm a little disappointed that Facebook isn't as…"
Aug 12
Gerard Lee liked Brien Sparling's discussion Social Media toon' evangelism Part 2
Aug 11
Brien Sparling posted a discussion

Social Media toon' evangelism Part 2

Adapting a comic to be viewed on a mobile device*Disclaimer: I am still researching how to do this, but haven’t uploaded a mobile-device ready comic yet. Paul Caggegi started comic called Homebased (https://www.paulcaggegi.com/homebased/ ) in 2017, and is slogging through the dream of many of us: making a relevant comic that gets to people where their at now.  Over the past year he has been putting his webcomic on Instagram,…See More
Aug 11
Joseph Allen Ives liked Brien Sparling's discussion Social media based cartoon evangelism
Aug 10
Mike Brady liked Brien Sparling's discussion Social media based cartoon evangelism
Aug 9
Jesse Hansen left a comment for Brien Sparling
"Thanks for the welcome Brian!"
Aug 8
Gerard Lee replied to Brien Sparling's discussion Social media based cartoon evangelism
"After all these years, one of my memories that stands out was going to a little sandwich shop on Kauai. The owners were devout Christians, and at the front counter they had little racks of Chick Tracts. I took one to have a little lunch time…"
Aug 7
Brien Sparling posted a discussion

Social media based cartoon evangelism

I was recently commenting on a fellow artist's webcomic, a black/white manga-style short story; and I got kind of excited as I realized how much it resembled a Chick Tract from the 70's and 80's.Chick Tracts were designed to be printed cheaply as pocket-sized stories, two pictures on a tiny page, total pages about 22-30. Their size and style made them awesomely easy and cheap to distribute to friends, or out on the street, and they were really effective.    Here is a good example,…See More
Aug 7
Brien Sparling left a comment for Jesse Hansen
"Jesse,   Welcome to the CCAS site!"
Aug 6
Brien Sparling replied to Carl Tiessen's discussion Looking good for Comic Collaborator to bring Dinosaur Themed post Revelation story to life.
"Carl,  I am sorry for the erroneous address. For reasons I don't know, my email host has discontinued service to the bscruffy account, and I have been getting none of your emails.  I kinda wondered why you didn't respond...now I…"
Aug 5

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?

Brien Sparling's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Brien Sparling's Blog

Slithrah Webcomic

Posted on July 27, 2019 at 11:56pm 0 Comments

Just finished rereading the webcomic Slithrah (Hebrew for "Protector") by Jason Brubaker. Totally inspiring Christ-based Parable/fantasy, awesome artwork...and free on line at https://www.webtoons.com/en/fantasy/sithrah/ep-1/viewer?title_no=524&episode_no=1     ; Check it out!

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)…

Continue

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.…

Continue

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…
Continue

Comment Wall (239 comments)

You need to be a member of Christian Comic Arts Society to add comments!

Join Christian Comic Arts Society

At 9:10pm on August 8, 2019, Jesse Hansen said…

Thanks for the welcome Brian!

At 11:20am on August 5, 2019, Carl Tiessen said…
How come you didn't respond to my emails about how I am interested and how I want to move forward?
At 1:45pm on July 30, 2019, Cris Vleck said…

Thanks, Brien, 

Glad to be here. Looking forward to pouring through the site. 

At 6:21am on July 4, 2019, God and I Comics said…

Thank you for the welcome and kind words, brother Brien. God bless you.

At 8:44pm on July 3, 2019, Joshua 1:9 Holley said…
Hi there! Thanks for the welcome and the encouragement!
Direction in my faith: deeper!
I’m trying my best to answer the Call of God in ‘my’ life,
Which currently has me as a Campus Pastor, a husband and father,
And a creator...
I’m trying my best to follow Him by following through
In all of the creative ideas/ministry endeavors He’s entrusted to me
Currently working on making Word Weirdos a reality (I’ll post more later)
And various comic ministry efforts.

What about you?
At 7:43pm on June 1, 2019, James M. Lawson said…
Hi, how do I put my own picture for my bio on this site? James M. Lawson
At 7:29pm on May 28, 2019, GMarie said…

That's is one full gallery! Wow cool. Lots of talent. 

At 8:12am on May 26, 2019, GMarie said…
Cool, I have a Bachelor's in Art and would love to share and talk art stuff. Hope to become a regular and grow my art people friends and colleagues of the future.
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.

 
 
 

Welcome to the Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) Online Network!

Did you know that CCAS has monthly meetings in the Los Angeles area? Contact Eric Jansen for more info!

 

Also, members of CCAS have produced the APAzine ALPHA-OMEGA for over 25 years!  We have about five openings right now!  Contact Eric Jansen for more info!  (This is a 30-member active-participation-only photocopied magazine for Christian writers and artists who submit a "trib" every other month for fun, fellowship, and critiques by other members.  Between postage and your photocopying costs, you might pay anywhere from $5 to $25 per issue.)

© 2019   Created by CCAS Web Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service