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Funding$$ directions for Self publishing creators

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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Funding$$ directions for Self publishing creators

Penny Jones is a self-published creator recently joined this site(check out her creatively designed site at http://pennyjones.wixsite.com/pbjartstudio ). She published a request for Art sites for marketing her e-comics, and I did a quick scan of just recent activity I found on this site, and I thought some of the rest  of you might be interested in this as well.Monica Bruenjes (April 2017) Kick Starter Penguin and Peep: Little Moments …See More
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"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."
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"Thanks. Nothing special behind my it, it's just an abbreviation for my name."
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"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…"
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Scourge of the Shadow Dragon

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 https://itscaptainsun.com/Initial impressions:  Artwork is very well done, as usual. The style is clear cut and colors so well placed, that I can shrink the display to any size and not lose any clarity/understanding of what’s going on. Combat is engaging and…See More
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"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?"
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"I came, I died, I conquered death.""And you?"
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Location:
Monterey California
Gender
Male
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 40years. Currently a board-chair and Praise-team leader at a small GraceCommunity 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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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

Two times to consider making a donation to CCAS:

*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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Wild Graphic Novel storytelling

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

  Just finished Creature Tech (Top Shelf productions 2005) by Doug TenNapel. Wow, so creative!  The art is fantastic ink-brush cartooning. Incredibly skillful story takes bizarre twists and turns without every losing my heart or brain. I live close enough to California's central valley to vouch for the authentic valley touches and characters. The theological details (Arthropod heaven for a beloved Mantis bodyguard) are extra-scriptural but the heart of this book is…

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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 1:23pm on March 14, 2017, Gina Michelle said…

Thanks so much!

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

At 12:26pm on February 7, 2017, John Auxier said…

Thanks, Brien. Yep, it's been snowing like crazy this year--actually quite unusual in the Vancouver area. We're normally just rainy and cold.  Where are you located?

At 1:24pm on November 17, 2016, Quayla Cheers said…

Thank you so much, Brien! ^.^ God bless! :)

At 8:28am on October 27, 2016, Jason Harrison said…

Thank you so much!

 
 
 

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