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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

Scourge of the Shadow Dragon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Allen Ives May 8, 2017. 1 Reply

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

Gospel in a Fantasy Comic

Started this discussion. Last reply by coleman D. rhudy Feb 23, 2017. 1 Reply

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

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Brien Sparling liked Aaron Uglum's blog post LABS - 01/20/18 - "Cold Enough to Freeze Your Tongue to a Pole"
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"Well said!  I live two hours north of Montecito; men-women-young children suffocated in mud after surviving fires. Families there do not deserve your prayers for any other reason than they are loved by God; happily that is reason enough. Pray…"
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"  Amen!   Going to the Spiritman website, http://gorillaheadcomics.com/  or www.spiritmancomics.com , gives the viewer the three Spiritman Comics in their entirety. The well designed web site allows the reader to follow the tale…"
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"Cool perspective, great linework! Because Martin doesn't note the explosion on the upper left of the building, I brushed it off as artistic glimmer. Is it important to the plot?"
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"Interesting way to show the transition from one world to another. Well done!"
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"So creative, and so well done! Mercy triumphs!"
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"<sigh> You can choose your friends, you can choose your outfit; you're stuck with prophetic protagonists on questionable quests. Ugggg, indeed."
Jan 2
PK left a comment for Brien Sparling
"Thanks brother! I hope to contribute more.  Blessings!"
Dec 29, 2017
Sven Jacobs left a comment for Brien Sparling
"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? "
Dec 29, 2017
Brien Sparling left a comment for PK
"Phillip, Welcome to the CCAS site! Looked over your website staring Jujubee and raisin; what fun! Some of your comics date from 2011 so it sounds like you've been making comics for a while. Look forward to seeing more posts from you."
Dec 29, 2017
Lance Rengel commented on Brien Sparling's blog post Opportunities for the New Year 2018
"when we are making disciples we are making friends. Many of my closest Christian friends are those who I did Evangelism Explosion (EE) with because we spent at least a few hours of every week praying together, learning together, and witnessing to…"
Dec 29, 2017
RG2Cents commented on Brien Sparling's blog post Opportunities for the New Year 2018
"Interesting.  Reminds me of the relationship with Faith and Works.  Works will not save us since we are saved by Faith.  But works come about as a result of Faith.  We aren't commanded to make friends but we are commanded to…"
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Opportunities for the New Year 2018

  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 time and…See More
Dec 29, 2017
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"Your characters are well designed and engaging ( and beautifully colored, kudos to your wife). I don't game so can't comment on that."
Dec 29, 2017

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Monterey California
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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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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…

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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…

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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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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

At 1:48pm on December 17, 2017, Hope Daalling said…

Thank you for greeting me. I am glad to be here.

At 6:14pm on October 18, 2017, YESAYA said…

thank you so much Brien, greeting from Indonesia.

At 9:10pm on October 9, 2017, Mike Skinner said…
Thanks
At 6:56pm on August 30, 2017, Joseph Allen Ives said…

Brien, Thank you so much for your kind reviews on Lulu.com. You've been such a great friend to me here & your advise has helped make my stories better. I always look forward seeing your work & try not to miss anything you post because it's always so excellent. Take care & God bless, my friend.   

At 7:26pm on August 22, 2017, Marco Tulio Rodrigues Vilela said…

I agree your comment on anthropomorfic animals! Yeah, the Barkleys were also a tiny part in my childhood. I remind that cartoon show in Brazilian tv circa 1978. God bless you!

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, A.N. Christian Comics said…

Thanks so much!

 
 
 

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