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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

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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

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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

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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 prepared for the upcoming school year as a high school…See More
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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...
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Inspiration through watching others

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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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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 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! 

At 5:57pm on July 7, 2017, wretchlikeme said…
Praying for your health and wellness. On account that coffee is apparently bad for illness, I was ordered to send you a Holy Spirit hot lemon tea... hope it works. XD
At 7:27pm on May 16, 2017, Thomas Schneider said…

Started sketching out some ideas for some Christian comic books. Creating a ton of design work for a new church in my area, including their 4' X 16' sign!

I'm very glad to be a member here.

At 11:19pm on May 14, 2017, DSW2315 井戸 said…

Thanks. Nothing special behind my it, it's just an abbreviation for my name.

At 5:59pm on May 14, 2017, Mike DeRushie said…

Hi Brein!

And thank you so much for welcoming me, I accepted Jesus into my life when I was 16, my journey has been rough but my Lord has been walking along side every step of the way, talent wise I am starting on a dream I've since I was 12 and that is drawing a comic book, Up to this point I had other artistic endeavours. I hope this answered your questions. :)

At 7:59am on May 2, 2017, Chuck Bush said…

Thank you, Brien.

At 12:13pm on April 17, 2017, Matt Crotts said…

Thank you, Brien, for your encouragement and help.  May I put your name in the 'thank you' section of KYRIE when I prepare to do a printed version?

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

 
 
 

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