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JesusChristComics.com

Started Sep 7 0 Replies

In the wonderful world of faith-based web comics one of my very, very favorites is done by JesusChristComics.com...found at…Continue

Deviant Art group seeking members

Started this discussion. Last reply by southpawdoesart Jun 5. 3 Replies

"BibleAmidWorlds", a group thats been on the DeviantArt Megasite for three years, and is seeking new members. Its a site of mostly amateur artists and writers, clean and well run, that provided yet…Continue

Gods presence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz May 29. 1 Reply

Exodus 33&34What an astounding pair of chapters (Exodus 33&34): God and a man conversing “face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”   Such a conversation was a complete novelty then…Continue

Check out these Facial Expressions

Started Mar 15 0 Replies

Western Deep is a long time Anthro comic; art done by Rachael Bennett. Check out the facial expressions on this page: …Continue

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Brien Sparling commented on Landon J Weckerly's blog post New project
"Hey Landon, Good to see more of your work. This arc has lots of great camera-angles; your ability to fore-shorten bodies, cars and buildings with different perspectives just gets better and better. The flow of action is pretty clear, top to bottom;…"
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"Lovely hair and background. Well done."
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Brien Sparling left a comment for Graham B. Knowles
"Graham, Welcome to CCAS. Look over the gallery and discussions; contribute some of your own material when you feel comfortable. Be at home here."
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Brien Sparling liked Aaron Uglum's blog post LABS - 10/13/18 - "Developing LABS" part 5
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Brien Sparling liked Aaron Uglum's blog post LABS - 10/10/18 - "Developing LABS" part 4
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"Thank you and yes I have flossed for two days and forgotten to floss only four days; that just short of an unbroken record."
Oct 9
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"Excellent! (and I hope you have learned your lesson about proper flossing :))"
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The teeth cleaning is never as painful as the lectures I get afterward.
Oct 7
Brien Sparling liked Aaron Uglum's blog post LABS - 10/06/18 - "Developing LABS" part 3
Oct 6
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Desktop Pinup (because it doesn't have a name) LOL

"Nice perspective and capture-of-feeling, and flying is a pretty magical feeling. Well done."
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There must be a Heaven

Five days out of every seven my wife and I travel in different directions, so Romans 14:8 is a necessity.
Sep 29
Brien Sparling commented on Aaron Uglum's blog post LABS - 09/29/18 - "Developing LABS" part 1
"INteresting; always wanted to know how great minds create. Sorry about the wrist though."
Sep 28
Brien Sparling posted a status
"Chris Rodrigues and Abby the spoon lady play some of the best toe-tapping music ever!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF5g6Q0HxoE"
Sep 23

Profile Information

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 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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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.…

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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…
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Effectively animated comicstrip

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Effectively animated Comic strip

The Bouletcorp  (http://english.bouletcorp.com/ ) is a strip done by a widely published French cartoonist who is slowly translating some of his works into English (One strip every month or so). The strips vary from weird to hilarious, but what caught my eye was Boulet’s 3.28.18 strip (“When I am alone”), in which the the punch of the strip is made by five animated panels . Having never seen…

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Opportunities for the New Year 2018

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:47am 4 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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At 7:57pm on April 2, 2018, Mike Jacobs said…

Dear Mr. Sparling:

You're more than welcome. It is always a joy to see the work you do.

In regards to my hero's ability to fly, I had thought of an outward piece of equipment as well as appendages (wings), and neither seemed like a good idea. The thought I had was a cross between Captain America and Superman. The story I had was a young man whose father was exposed to a radioactive material with mutagenic properties in an attempt to produce a better soldier. It didn't work on the father, but those abilities manifested in the son, who wound up with increased physical abilities.

I did have a thought in writing this: what if he gained limited abilities to manipulate energy, such as magnetism or electricity? That would give him the ability of flight as well as other abilities to differentiate him from the heroes I've been inspired by. What do you think?

God Bless You,

Mike Jacobs

At 3:58am on February 28, 2018, Joshua Dease said…

Thanks! I have only been to one city in Croatia, right on the border. Haven't met too many people there. There is some really beautiful work happening in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe though.

At 7:31am on February 22, 2018, monte cooper said…

Thanks

At 8:21pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

No, I mean submit writings on this site

At 7:33pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Hey, I need some help if you're willing. I know that you can submit texts, but' i'm kinda trying to figure out how. 

At 6:06am on January 30, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks for the help man, really appreciate it.

At 8:58pm on January 29, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks, I'm glad to have joined, but I'm trying to figure out whether what I have to send in. This is my latest page, and I need to know if what I have is too... bloody for this site?

 https://xxfreaktowersxx.deviantart.com/art/Brothers-in-Arms-Gaunt-is-the-mind-page-2-725867491

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

 
 
 

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